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C HANGING THE WORLD IN P UEBLO , C OLORADO You can be a part of a movement, creating change right here in Pueblo, Colorado. One person, one family, YOU can make a difference. The world and our country are facing many perils. Perhaps one of the greatest problems facing our nation is health and health care. It is up to YOU to control what you consume and what you put into your body. It is up to YOU to understand the food, and the nutrition behind the food, that you purchase. YOU must make decisions, and this newsletter is intended to help you make

wise choices that will have a positive impact on your health and your family’s well-being. Health and the Environment are one in the same. We live in a complex and diverse eco-system that impacts every cell of our bodies. Whether it is the water we drink, or the soil that grows the food we consume, what we do to the earth and our food supply will reflect in the health of our bodies. Two simple things we can do as consumers are: 1.) PURCHASE local, organic agriculture that does not have negative impacts on

the soil, the environment, nor your health. 2.) RECYCLE as many materials as possible (i.e. newspapers, plastic bottles, motor oil, batteries, etc.) so that these items DO NOT go to a dump or landfill which can affect the soil and groundwater. Now is your chance to make a difference!

H APPY E ARTH D AY ! April 22, 1970 was the birth of the modern environmental movement in the United States. This was the first Earth Day. Twenty years later, “In 1990, Earth Day went global. With 200 million people from 141 nations, the participation and activities have grown ever since.” [1] That trend

continues to this day. The strength of Earth Day is in the diversity of the people who participate. Everyone can be involved because everyone is part of the ecosystem. Every person makes choices that affect the environment. In turn, these choices affect the health of people, indi-

viduals and communities everywhere. You can celebrate Earth Day in many ways, and you can celebrate it any day of the year! Plant trees, recycle as many materials as you can, buy local organic agriculture, and learn about your planet!

S PECIAL POINTS OF INTEREST : 

Healthy Benefits of Grass-Fed Beef

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Exercise and Mental Health

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What is Organic Produce?

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The Importance of Hormone-Free Milk

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References & Resources for more information!

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L ARGA V ISTA R ANCH

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H ORMONE -F REE M ILK

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H OT Y OGA

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Resources

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A HUGE IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT , AS WELL AS IN PEOPLE ’ S HEALTH .”

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G RASS -F ED B EEF & I TS B ENEFITS Your body is a complex machine, requiring many nutrients in order to grow and function properly. Modern techniques of raising, preserving, and packaging meat products have contributed to a change in the quality and nutrition of the products we consume.

The nutritional differences

between the meat of feedlot-raised animals and pasture-raised animals are as follows: 1.)Lower in Fat and Calories: The meat from grass-fed beef is lower in fat and has less calories than grain-fed meat. 2.) Extra Omega-3s: There are two to four times more omega-3 fatty acids in grass-fed animals than meat from grain-fed animals [2]. 3.)CLA: CLA, conjugated linoleic acid, is a “good fat” that may be one of the bodies most potent defenses

against cancer. When ruminants are raised on fresh pasture alone, between three to five times more CLA may be found in their meat versus the meat from animals fed conventional diets [3] 4.) Vitamin E: In a study done at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, meat from cattle that had been raised on a pasture had four times higher the amount of vitamin E than the meat from cattle raised on a feedlot [4].

L ARGA V ISTA R ANCH Doug and Kim Wiley know what grass-fed beef is all about. They are changing the way cattle is raised, and they are making a huge impact on the environment, as well as in people’s health. Located in Boone, Colorado, just east of Pueblo, they offer customers several delicious choices of meats, as well as

other products grown naturally, without the use of synthetic fertilizers or pesticides. This ranch has been family owned and operated since 1917. Not only is highquality local agriculture raised here, this ranch has a commitment to its customers and to the environment. During the past 20 years they

have eliminated the need for pesticides on their farm through the use of crop rotation, intensively managed irrigated pasture development, and sound animal nutrition practices. Doug and Kim understand the importance of good stewardship of the land and water resources that have been entrusted to them in this community.

N UTRITION & E XERCISE M AKES A D IFFERENCE Exercising REDUCES the negative effects of STRESS!

Exercising is a key component of staying healthy. Our bodies were made to work, and if you are sedentary a large portion of the day, or if you are performing a minimal amount of walking around, you may not be doing justice to the physical needs of your body. Yes. Your body wants to work out. Exercising reduces

the negative effects of stress. How does it accomplish this? 1.) Hormones secreted into the bloodstream during stressful situations are used up when you exercise. Therefore, exercise helps your immune system to function in a normal manner, sooner. 2.) Tension that has built up

in your muscles is worked out of your muscles while exercising. 3.) Strength, flexibility, and stamina are all increased when you exercise. This increases the efficiency of the cardiovascular system, and prepares you to be able to handle future stressors in a more efficient manner! [5]


V OLUME 3, I SSUE 2

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What we put into the soil, what we put into the water, and what we place on the leaves and stems of growing plants —becomes part of what we eat.

O RGANIC P RODUCE ?

that one would consider un-natural. For example, organic foods do not have partially hydrogenated oils (a man-made derivative of oil that is used as a preservative). Organic produce has been grown without the use of synthetic chemical fertilizers and pesticides.

Have you ever considered not only what you are eating, but how it was grown?

“Organic food is produced by farmers who emphasize the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water to enhance environmental quality for future

The term “organic” basically means unadulterated. It means that nothing was used or put in the product

generations. Organic meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products come from animals that are given no antibiotics or growth hormones. Organic food is produced without using most conventional pesticides; fertilizers made with synthetic ingredients or sewage sludge; bioengineering; or ionizing radiation.” [6]

H ORMONE -F REE M ILK Do you know what may be in your milk? Many conventional (not natural or organic) milks may contain growth hormones that were given to the cows in order to increase their milk production. Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone is what “rBGH” stands for. This is a genetically engineered product from a very large company involved with agriculture. The effects of these hormones on people who consume this milk may be of great concern. An article

from the Organic Consumers Association states that “rBGH milk differs qualitatively and quantitatively from natural milk.” [7]

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1.) Fat levels are increased, and 2.) More antibiotics must be used (potentially causing antibioticresistance).

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There are additional effects that may have a negative impact on one’s health.

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That is why hormone-free milk may be of interest to you and your family. Ask questions and look into your milk!

I NNER S OURCE H OT Y OGA Break Through to a New You! Summer is a great time to begin Hot Yoga, and Hot Yoga is perfect for beginners! Heat promotes flexibility, weight loss, cardiovascular endurance and minimizes risk of injury. Yoga promotes physical wellness, quiets a hectic mind and renews the human spirit. 26 hatha yoga exercises sandwiched between an oxygenat-

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ing and a cleansing breathing exercise, the hot yoga sequence creates an experience of relaxation, heightened quality of being, joy and inner peace. Benefiting every cell of your body, you’ll notice a marked difference in how you feel, even after only one class! Try it, you’ll love it… and you’ll love how you feel!

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We want to help you make choices that are good for your health and good for the environment. We want to help you live a healthy and sustainable life. Y OUR S OURCE FOR S USTAINABLE P RODUCTS That’s Natural! P.O. Box 1476 Pueblo, CO 81002-1476

Sustainability means being able to live in a fashion that does not harm people, now or in the future. “Living a healthy lifestyle” means being able to purchase and consume products that have a positive effect on your body, mind, and spirit. That’s Natural! Is dedicated to health and sustainability. We do this through our research and promotion of products that are good for the environment, and good for people. We are changing the way people eat, and we are changing the way people think.

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We are here to help you in your journey for healthy, sustainable living.

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R EFERENCES & R ESOURCES [1] http://media.shs.net/ earthday/pdf/resources/ edog_book.pdf [2] http://www.eatwild.com/ nutrition.html [3] Dhiman, T.R., G.R. Anand, et al. (1999). “Conjugated linoleic acid content of milk from cows fed different diets.” Journal of Dairy Science 82(10): 2146-56. [4] Smith, G.C. “Dietary Supplementation of vitamin E to cattle to improve shelf life and case life of beef for domestic and international markets.” Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado 805231171. As sited by Robinson, Jo. Pasture Perfect: The Far-Reaching

Benefits of Choosing Meat, Eggs, and Dairy Products from Grass-Fed Animals. Vashon, WA: Vashon Island Press. 2004. [5] Huffman, K., Vernoy, M., Vernoy, J. “Coping with Stress.” Psychology in Action, Fifth Edition. 457. [6] USDA National Organic Program. http://www.ams.usda.gov/nop/ Consumers/brochure.html [7] http:// www.organicconsumers.org/ rBGH/milkismilk20405.cfm

For more information on organic agriculture, visit: Organic Consumers Association www.organicconsumers.org

For more information on sustainability, check out: The Sustainability Institute www.sustainabilityinstitute.org

The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance. Socrates Greek philosopher in Athens (469 BC - 399 BC)

The nutritional and health information in this newsletter are based on personal experiences and research by the author(s). The author(s) and editor do not offer medical advice or prescribe the use of diet as a form of treatment for sickness without the approval of a health professional. If you do use the information contained on this brochure without the approval of a health professional, you are prescribing yourself, which is your constitutional right, but the author(s) and editor assume no responsibility.

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A guide to sustainable products and services in Southern Colorado.

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