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Should it be part of Your diet? If you struggle with even mild forms of depression, allergies, thyroid, frequent colds, auto-immune conditions, weight problems, migraines, digestive problems or fatigue, you may be sensitive to gluten. Wheat is the most common refined food in the United States and triggers many health problems. • • • •
Discover how new, detailed testing can help us identify your obvious and hidden gluten issues. Understand how gluten often leads to Gastrointestinal permeability. Learn how to heal with the right foods and supplements. Empower yourself with a holistic approach using Chiropractic, Applied Kinesiology and Nutrition to heal you from the inside out. • Call today to schedule your professional, comprehensive assessment for gluten sensitivity! Restore your optimism! Gain renewed energy and lose that brain fog! Skip that cold this season! Optimize your weight! Doctors Ian and Karen Hollaman are available to their patients and are as passionate about helping your health soar as YOU are!! We are happy to schedule a free 15 minute appointment to review your situation-Come meet us!
FREE. Open to the public. Come see Dr. Ian Hollaman present to the Denver Celiac Society October 6, 7-9:30pm at the Swedish Medical Center, 501 E. Hampden Ave., Englewood.
“In less than a year, I have lost 25 pounds, am sleeping better, have more energy, and no longer have dark circles under my eyes or nuisance digestive problems after working with Drs. Ian and Karen.”
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October is chock-full of good stuff: Green Living, Blue Planet; National Chiropractic Health Month; National Breast Cancer Awareness; World Food Day October 6th. I’m really impressed by the great local content we have for October: articles by Dr’s Ian and Karen Hollaman, as well as Dr. Richard Keuhn, give us a great background and overview on where chiropractic comes from and how it is practiced today. Dr. Tamara Eslich offers practical tips on Healthy Treating for Halloween. Rae Ann Dougherty cautions us on “green” labeling. Annette Bray talks about raising healthy children. Our national writers gave us stories on the importance of conserving our global water and great things kids around the country are doing to be “green.” And check out our online articles on Greening Your Business and the second installment of our yoga article series Yoga for Health. As a small, locally-owned, grassroots magazine, we are always impressed with the folks we meet. There is something particularly American about stepping out into the unknown to start a business and follow a passion. More and more people we talk to are doing just that in these days of uncertainty in the “9-5 world.” It’s a whole new generation of entrepreneurs. People helping people, doing what they know and love. That’s what you’ll find in the pages of Mile High Natural Awakenings. Whether it’s global, national or local, people are taking matters into their own hands and changing lives for the better.
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Autumn Walk by Michael Wicksted Amazing pen and ink drawings by a beloved grandfather first inspired Michael Wicksted as a child, and he concentrated his own early art endeavors in this medium. Educated in psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles, and in fine art at the Art Center College of Design, in Pasadena, circumstances led Wicksted to a different career path before he recently rekindled his commitment to his art. Wicksted’s focus has since expanded to include bold and colorful landscapes and portraits. Today, his brushwork often incorporates a modified pointillism style, drawn from his earlier pen and ink work, using pure, bright colors and achieving tonal variations and shading through the proximity of the color points. “My goal is to grab the eye and draw the viewer into the scene by interpreting subject matter with fresh techniques,” Wicksted advises. Of Autumn Walk, he says, “This path through the autumn woods makes me reflect on the many directions our path in life can take us. We can’t see the end of the journey, but exploring is often the best part of life.” View the artist’s portfolio at FineArtAmerica.com/profiles/michael-wicksted.html natural awakenings
newsbriefs Annual Moment for Mutts 2011 Helps Local Dog (and Cat) No-Kill Rescue
he Misha May Foundation is holding their annual fundraiser “A Moment for Mutts 2011” at the Grand Ballroom at The Golden Hotel from 10 am to 3 pm on November 12. The Misha May Foundation rescues, rehabilitates and finds forever homes for dogs (and cats) at risk regardless of age, breed, issue and also provides educational services to the community. Misha May is still looking for sponsors and vendors. Current vendors and sponsors include Sponsors: Mile High Natural Awakenings; Courtney Ayers, Graphic Designer. Vendors: Trish Kelley with Keller Williams Realty and Intuitive Pet Insights with Janice Cook. Current Donations: Satiama; 4theluvofdogs. com;BeckerPaints.com; JoanRanquet.com; Healing Unleashed; Wildlife Experience; Souli Skinspa, LLC; Rosemary Laughton Watercolor Pet Portrait and Enlightened Animals. Visit Mishamayfoundation.org/moments2011.html for more information and to purchase tickets. The Misha May Foundation also offers a variety of classes including dog behavior and trainer apprentice. MishaMayFoundation@gmail.com or 303239-0382. MishaMayFoundation.org. See listing page 24.
Dr. Ian Hollaman to Address Denver Celiac Society
ould Celiac Disease & Gluten Sensitivity be America’s most common health problem? Find out more when Dr. Ian Hollaman from Red Tail Wellness Centers in Boulder presents to the Denver Celiac Society, October 6, 7-9:30 at the Swedish Medical Center. Dr Hollaman’s presentation will focus on the difficulties in diagnosing Celiac and Gluten Sensitivity and the mechanism behind all autoimmune conditions and leaky gut. The second half of the presentation will focus on why autoimmune disease manifests, what you can do to identify it (new testing) and how you can treat it so that you and your family do not become statistics. “This presentation,” says Dr. Hollaman, “will leave the group educated and empowered to make pro-active health care decisions that will positively influence the rest of their lives.” Free. Open to the public. Swedish Medical Center, 501 E. Hampden Ave., Englewood. Red Tail Wellness Centers, Boulder. 303-882-8447. RedTailWellness.com. See ad page 2.
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newsbriefs October Classes Focus on Relieving Stress
n view of the present condition of the world, it seems there are more anxieties and fears flying about than ever before. Are you a universal surrogate taking on other people’s stress and adding it to your own? Join the Fast Focusing Center Thursday evenings from 6-7pm in October to learn how to offload other people’s energy as well as your own accumulation, and lighten up your life. The Fast Focusing Center is an innovative facility that uses emerging technologies and groundbreaking techniques to improve focus and concentration and remove unwanted thoughts without the use of medication. Tuition for each evening is $30. RSVP The Fast Focusing Center at 303-7088817 to reserve your place. 88 Inverness Circle East, Ste, H-107, Englewood. See ad page 14.
Brain Balance Achievement Center of Golden Hosts Open House
rain Balance Achievement Center of Golden will be holding an Open House on Saturday, November 5 from 11-4 pm. The Open House will feature a tour of the center and a staff meet-and-greet. A 20-minute lecture about the Brain Balance Program and latest research will be held on the hour. Brain Balance Centers are research-based supplemental learning centers that offer individualized and comprehensive approaches to helping children with academic, social and behavioral issues. Their mission is to help each child reach his or her greatest physical, mental, social and academic potential. Brain Balance Center of Golden, 1211 Avery St, Golden. 303-278-1980. www.BrainBalanceCenters.com. See ad page 5.
Inter-Faith Community Services Holds Fundraiser
reat yourself and raise money for a good cause on Wednesday, October 12, 5-7pm, at the fundraiser for Inter-Faith Community Services, which provides basic human services and enrichment programs to low-income people and is probably best-known for its food and clothing banks. Door prize drawings are at 5:30 and 6:30. $20 early registration online at www.icfs.org; $25 at the door. Inter-Faith Community Services, 3370 South Irving St., Englewood. 303-789-0501. www.ifcs.org.
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ounds True presents A Day with David Whyte Saturday, October 22, 10am-4pm at Naropa University in Boulder. SoundsTrue.com/BeautifulMind or 800-333-9185. See ad page 30.
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GIVE YOUR BODY A CHANCE It may seem daunting to think that you are responsible for your own health. However, taking that responsibility presents opportunities that you would not otherwise have. Going on a journey to better health can help you reduce your risk for disease and turn back the clock to a younger functioning, healthier body. Our bodies get polluted by toxins found in our food, water, air, skin care, dental materials, mattresses, furnishings, and the construction materials of our homes and offices. Even many daily “vitamin” supplements are not what they seem, as they often contain cheap chemicals made in a laboratory, and rarely contain natural nutrients. Over ninety percent of all cancers and other “age-related” diseases such as Alzheimer’s, or endocrine problems, are related to a lifelong accumulation of toxins in our overfed yet undernourished bodies. One of the most important tools to achieve good health is to detoxify regularly and nourish all organs to optimal levels. Your body is designed to heal itself, given that chance, through purification and proper nourishment, it will be able to do just that. At Clear Sky Medical, we strive to provide you with the education you need to take your health back into your own hands in order to achieve optimal wellness and prevent disease. Through testing and proper natural treatment we assess, and then minimize, your personal risk for various health problems. You are welcome to text CSM to 22828 to add yourself to our email list, and to obtain information about our free detox classes coming up this fall, as well as get other health news.
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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Household Chemicals May Pose Risk for Breast Cancer
study recently published in the journal Environmental Health reports that frequent use of common household cleaning products may increase a woman’s risk for breast cancer. The study was undertaken by the Silent Spring Institute, a partnership of scientists, physicians, public health advocates and community activists dedicated to identifying links between the environment and women’s health, especially breast cancer. Researchers conducted telephone interviews with 787 women diagnosed with breast cancer and 721 comparison women, questioning them about their product use, beliefs about breast cancer causes, and established and suspected risk factors. Executive Director Julia G. Brody, Ph.D., says, “Women who reported the highest combined cleaning product use had a doubled risk of breast cancer compared to those with the lowest reported use. Use of air fresheners and products for mold and mildew control were associated with increased risk. To our knowledge, this is the first published report on cleaning product use and the risk of breast cancer.” The use of insect repellents was also associated with increased risk.
SAFFLOWER OIL — GOOD FOR THE HEART
afflower oil, a common cooking oil, may help improve insulin sensitivity, lower inflammation and blood sugar levels, and elevate HDL (good) cholesterol in overweight women with Type 2 diabetes, according to new research from Ohio State University. The study also revealed that the oil helps reduce abdominal fat, which is linked to an increased risk of heart disease. The findings indicate that a daily dietary dose of one and two-thirds teaspoons is sufficient for a person to benefit from the oil’s health-protective effects.
The Science Behind an Apple a Day
ccording to Bahram H. Arjmandi, Ph.D., a registered dietician and chair of the Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences at Florida State University, there is scientific truth in the adage, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” The nationally recognized nutrition researcher, a Margaret A. Sitton professor, maintains that apples are a “miracle fruit,” providing health benefits beyond fiber. Earlier animal studies have shown that the pectin and polyphenols in apples improve lipid metabolism and lower the production of pro-inflammatory molecules. Arjmandi’s new study is the first to evaluate the longterm cardio-protective effects of eating apples daily. He randomly assigned 160 women, ages 45 to 65, to one of two dietary intervention groups: one received 75 grams of dried apples each day (the equivalent of four or five fresh apples); the other ate dried prunes. Arjmandi reports surprising results: “Incredible changes in the apple-eating women happened by six months—they experienced a 23 percent decrease in LDL [bad] cholesterol.” Daily apple consumption also led to lower levels of C-reactive protein, which is known to trigger inflammation in the body. In another unexpected benefit, the appleeaters lost an average of 3.3 pounds. Source: Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
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