Here is a sampling of events!  To get the most recent info on upcoming events, visit (and join — its free!) the Longmont Integrative Health Meet-up!

 

Beef Jerky

Auto-Immune Snacking:  Free Cooking Class!

Let’s make some tasty autoimmune treats!

First, the good news: Today, there are many snack options for those with suspected and diagnosed autoimmunity.

The problem? Just because it’s labeled Auto-Immune Protocol (AIP) or Paleo DOESN’T mean it’s safe for you. You probably already know that the safest, healthiest foods are the ones you make yourself at home, but life is busy and we don’t always have time. The AIP/Paleo snacks are tempting… but are they really good for you? It’s a loaded question and the answer is really quite simple.

Trust me: I’ve been there. And I know, it seems confusing and overwhelming. Don’t worry. We’ll talk all the details. We’ll also learn to make crispy Kale Chips, Almond Herb Crackers, and your very own Beef Jerky! You’ll get to taste everything we make AND you’ll receive a flow chart to plot your steps to knowing your “safe” foods.

Please note:  Natural Grocers has a seating capacity and its first-come, first-served. This means that even if you RSVP, your seat isn’t guaranteed. I expect this class to fill up, so try to arrive 5-10 minutes early to ensure you get a seat!

When:  Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 @ 6:00 pm.      Where:  Natural Grocers, 1745 N. Main St., Longmont  

Investment:  Free!

About the Teacher:  Erika F. Marie, LAc is a licensed acupuncturist, an experienced integrative medicine consultant, and a Reiki Master Teacher in the Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Tradition

 

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VAXXED

VAXXED:  Documentary and Discussion

By 2032, if the incidence of autism continues to rise at the same rate, 1 in 2 children will be diagnosed with autism and 8 of every 10 boys.  Why aren’t we talking more about this?  Let’s start talking about rumors, truth, and what we can do to change our future.

Here’s the thing: VAXXED is NOT anti-vaccine.  It is about using vaccines wisely.  It is about TIMING of vaccinations.

This documentary has VERY IMPORTANT information that ALL PARENTS and PEDIATRICIANS need to know about how a few tweaks can make vaccine schedules safer for all children… and are ESPECIALLY important for the most at-risk population:  African-American boys. 

As this documentary shows, there IS a connection between vaccination and autism.  (One that scientists have known about it and the CDC has been hiding for years, for all the typically suspected reasons.  What’s new?  The evidence.)   While we cannot view the full documentary, I am THRILLED to offer you free clips of the movie and lead a discussion. 

As a mother of a child with a serious health condition (DBA, not autism) I implore all parents and especially pediatricians to come view this movie.  I want to keep all healthy children healthy.  All bright futures bright.  There is nothing so tragic as a perfectly healthy, developmentally-normal infant suddenly beginning the back-slide into autism or other brain disorders.

There is so much we can do for our kids.  No diagnosis is a sentence.  And we all want to do what is right by our children.   It can be hard to know what to trust.  The important thing is that we keep our minds open, so that we can continue to take in new and developing wisdom and information.  As an East Asian medical practitioner, I know that good medicine is about dosage and timing.   No medicine, including vaccines, are one-sized fits all.

Again, VAXXED is NOT anti-vaccine.  It is pro-safe vaccines.  This documentary does not take sides with “natural” or “conventional” vaccine camps.  It acknowledges the wisdom and concerns of both.  AND it suggests simple things that parents and pediatricians can do to keep kids safe when it comes to vaccines!

When:  Wednesday, Sept 21, 2016 @ 6:30 pm.      Where:  Natural Grocers, 1745 N. Main St., Longmont  

Investment:  Free!

About the Teacher:  Erika F. Marie, LAc is a licensed acupuncturist, an experienced integrative medicine consultant, and a Reiki Master Teacher in the Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Tradition.

 

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medicinebuddhaINTRODUCTION TO REIKI

Discover a powerful way to help yourself and your loved ones, how you can learn to do it, and receive a Usui Reiki energy treatment for yourself!

  Seats are limited!   Call 720.593.1593 or email Erika to reserve your spot today!

Reiki is a way of connecting to Source qi (some call it God, Love, or the Holy Spirit) for the purpose of Good and Healing.  Reiki is not a religion.  It works with every faith.  Qi (‘chi’) is ancient name for the divine life-force energy that flows through all things.  In this fun and informative class, Erika Marie explains different types of energy medicine, why nurses and other medical professionals are doing Reiki in their clinics, and how you can learn to use Reiki to shift your life to a higher level.  Questions are welcome and class includes a free sample treatment!

  • Free to members of Chiyu Center
  • $6 for members & patients in our network, including Alternative Family Medicine & Odyssey Yoga
  • $12 general public

When:  Sunday, April 24, 2016 @ 10:30 am.      Where:  Chiyu Center Southeast, located inside Odyssey Yoga

About the Teacher:  Erika F. Marie, LAc is a licensed acupuncturist, an experienced integrative medicine consultant, and a Reiki Master Teacher in the Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Tradition.