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The Beauty of Colorado

Arvada Reservoir, 2015

Latest Content

May Chang (Litsea cubeba)

May Chang (Litsea cubeba) Bright, lemony, and energizing, May Chang is most commonly known for its usefulness in dealing with skin problems. May Chang has uplifting properties, and it has a strong effect on promoting mental and physical well-being. Blends Well With: Bergamot, Citronella, Clove Bud, Geranium Egyptian, Ginger Root CO2, Grapefruit Pink, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Marjoram Sweet, Orange …

Worry About Toxins Not Germs

Let’s think about this for a minute. What are toxins? What are germs? How do these two very different things dramatically affect our health? Why must we be more concerned with toxins (toxic chemicals) than germs? Toxins: an antigenic poison or venom of plant or animal origin, especially one produced by or derived from microorganisms and causing disease when …

Honey vs Sugar Honey and sugar are the two most common sweeteners used in America today. Honey is often considered to be the healthier option. Is this true? Honey and sugar are both carbohydrates, consisting of the two types of sugar: glucose and fructose. Both fructose and glucose are broken down quickly by the body and can cause spikes in blood sugar …

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Recipe of the Week


Healthy Broccoli Slaw Salad

12 ounces broccoli slaw mix
1 avocado, diced
1 plum tomato, diced
1 Tbsp rice vinegar
1 Tbsp + 1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp honey
2 Tbsp slivered almonds
1 1/2 Tbsp flaxseeds, ground
1 1/2 Tbsp hemp seeds
Black pepper

In a large bowl, combine broccoli slaw with avocado and tomato. In a small bowl, mix vinegar, oil, and honey. Toss with broccoli slaw mixture. Top with almonds and seeds, and sprinkle with black pepper and salt to taste. Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional information per serving: Cal: 210 Fat: 16 g Sat fat: 2 g Pro: 6 g Carbs: 14 g Sugar: 4 g Fiber: 7 g Chol: 0 g Sod: 90 g

Product of the Week


Mother Gaia's Super Moisture Balm

A great all natural alternative to petroleum jelly. Actually absorbs into the skin and nourishes it without preservatives or artificial fragrances.
Purchase yours here.

Deal of the Month

Use Mother Gaia's shopping cart for the first time and get 30% of your ENTIRE order. Simply enter FIRSTTIME at checkout! Start shopping here.

Seasonal Tips For Healthy Living

  • Step away from the bread basket. If you’d like a roll, grab one then move it outside of your reaching distance. The same goes for chips, should you be at a Mexican restaurant. Grab a small handful and then stay away from them the rest of the night.
  • Meal modifications are key. Feel free to make special requests. Ask the waiter if they can put the sauce on the side – or to substitute veggies for the french fries. Find out if your meal can be made without butter, oil or salt…anything that could help cut down on calories. And remember: in terms of calories, grilled is usually better than fried and baked is better than braised.
  • Start out healthy. Consider ordering a light salad or soup to kick things off. This will help to fill you up before you dive into the big meal. You also might want to split an entrée with your significant other.
  • Practice portion control. Remember that restaurant sizes are often larger than normal. Consider eating half of your meal and putting the rest in a doggie bag.
  • Avoid all the bells and whistles. Don’t add a bunch of extras to your meal. When it comes to a salad, avoid topping it off with buttery croutons, grated cheese, bacon and dollops of high-fat dressing. The same goes with a burger, baked potato and other entrees.
  • Think red. Red bell peppers, radicchio, cherries, strawberries, red beans, red onions and tomatoes, for example, are all packed with vitamins, cancer-fighting antioxidants or cholesterol-busting fiber and protein. In addition, a daily glass of red...

Fitness Tips for Wellness

down dog

Downward Dog Pose

  1. Gets things moving. All inverted poses, where your heart is above your head, encourage blood flow and serve to both energize and calm your body.
  2. It clears your head. Opens sinuses and clear mucus buildup.
  3. Builds strong bones. As a weight bearing exercise it strengthens extremities and increases bone density.
  4. Improves posture. Aligns spine and strengthens core muscles.
  5. Doubles as a stretching pose. Improves flexibility while strengthening muscles.
  6. Improves stability. Strengthens and stretches all the muscles of the feet and ankles.
  7. Healthy glow. Increases blood flow to the face, improving complexion.
  8. Healthy brain. Increases blood flow to the brain, bringing more oxygen and nutrients to the brain.

Classes Offered by Mother Gaia in Colorado

Mother Gaia comes to you: in your home, community center, recreation center, church, library, park, school, etc. On your schedule.

Silver Sneakers Flex

Classes held on Wednesdays at Noon at the Residences at Panorama Pointe in the Second Floor Community Room (Residents only)
FLEX classes are small, welcoming and led by enthusiastic instructors. Instructors even include their personal contact info in the class locator so students can really get to know them. And of course our FLEX instructors are all certified.

One of the hottest trends in fitness is taking workouts beyond the gym. SilverSneakers FLEX® celebrates this trend with group classes offered outside of traditional gym locations. FLEX classes may be held at recreation centers, retirement communities, pools, parks and other local venues.

All of the classes are conducted by certified instructors and, so far, more than 70 types of classes are included in SilverSneakers FLEX. They range from tai chi to boot camp and Latin dance to yoga. Class locations and types are always expanding and we love getting your ideas for new ones. The possibilities are nearly endless. Getting fit and having fun in your neighborhood: What's not to like?

Dancing Gaia: The Nature of Movement & Meditation

Jennifer is an ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor and Silver Sneakers Flex instructor and has been instructing group fitness classes for over four years.
Each class begins with deep breathing, energy building, and gentle stretching warm-ups. Class continues with a unique blend of Tai Chi, Yoga, Qigong, and Tae Kwon Do style movements. Then we finish each class with a slow and gentle cool down and seated hand posture practice.

These classes are for anyone that wants to get fit without hurting themselves. Dancing Gaia offers seated versions for those who are less capable. Want Dancing Gaia in your community? We'll come to your community and provide classes on your schedule. Send Mother Gaia an email here.

Wellness Education

Classes held at the Eaton Senior Community, Fridays @ 2:00pm
In the 6th Floor TV room 323 S Eaton St in Lakewood, CO 80226
(open to the public)
What do you get to learn about?
Nine dimensions health and wellness
Physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellness
Understanding your body.
Alternative Medicine — other than surgery and medications
Ways to improve your health without spending money.
Cheap and easy remedies to use at home.
Simple, gentle exercise to improve function.
Free gifts, snacks, and handouts for attending.


Learn about and experience essential oils and all of their wonderful benefits, create seven (7) of your own products to take home including a water based spray, moisturizing lotion, aroma body/bath oil, natural skin toner, deeply cleansing mudd mask, strengthening tooth powder, and nourishing mineral milk bath.


Learn about and experience herbal remedies, their amazing benefits and simple uses, and blend six (6) products including an herbal tea, naturally scented herbal sachet, moisturizing herbal infused mineral milk bath, infused body/bath oil, cleansing mudd mask, and strengthening and antibacterial tooth powder.

Happy Hands Aromatherapy

Each therapy includes:
• Gentle, caring application of body oil blend of your choice.
• Expertly blended oils for your health and safety.
• Massage and manipulation of fingers, palms, and wrists.
• Deep breathing practice to help you relax and feel better.
• Fully insured and certified for your safety.

Looking to try out a class? Learn more about Mother Gaia's classes here.
How about an unusual birthday party for that open minded teen, loved one, or friend that has everything? Send Mother Gaia an email and we can schedule it on your time in your space.
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