Dr. Erin Foley Cruse, of Mountain Lifestyle Chiropractic & Acupuncture, was our first speaker today, she has been practicing for 23 years and has been in the same location – in Golden, Colorado for the last 13 years. She has remained busy through the last year with returning customers and referrals, she is a member of several groups including the Applewood Business Owners Association, Golden Chamber and Connect Club. Erin wants to thank all of us for our referrals and patronage. Erin really enjoys her work and loves the patients that she works with, making her job fun! Dr. Erin Foley Cruse spoke today about the acupuncture side of her business and how she is able to help people with a variety of problems. One of the first she talked about how acupuncture works on the bodies channels of energy – when working with a patient Erin says its kind of like hitting the keys on a keyboard. The different parts of the body are helped by treating your Qi (pronounced Chee) in certain areas. The Qi Energies treated are the Lung Energy – which is your defensive Qi, for fighting off major diseases, the Heart Energy – the spiritual energy and works with your mental energy, the Kidney Energy – the reproductive and lower back energy, The Spleen Energy – which helps your digestive energy, and the Liver Energy – that works the sinus, vascular, and nerve energy. People that have migraines or allergies usually need work on their Liver Energy,  because this releases the channels of energy that work with our vascular health. Acupuncture treatment is like peeling back the layers of an onion – you solve one issue and there may be another lying beneath the surface. Many people here in Colorado suffer from severe allergies due to the grasses and trees that propagate the area, allergies can be a year round problem. Dr. Erin Foley Cruse has dealt with many of these issues and said that the last couple years have been really bad for allergy sufferers here because of the warm winters and the unrelenting growth of grasses and the cottonwood trees that seemed to last forever last spring. Many of her clients go to Erin when the allergens are high in the air but the best course of treatment is to maintain your defenses throughout the year. Clearing your Energy Channels throughout the year will maintain your system when the worst of the allergens are in the air. Dr Erin Foley Cruse also spoke about working chiropractic and acupuncture together to get the best result for the patient.  Erin used an example of a client that has Fibromyalgia and bulging disks in her back – she uses soft chiropractic measures and acupuncture to help all of the issues her client is facing. They have worked out a plan that allows her client the best life that she can have working the two disciplines together for the best outcome for her client. Migraines are another of Erin’s clients issue and with the mainstream treatment which involves a caffeine treatment, Erin has a combination of chiropractic and acupuncture that has helped many of her patients. There are several of her clients that have had migraines and now get 1 treatment a month just to prevent them from taking prescription drugs, and giving them their life back! If you need a chiropractor or acupuncturist to work with you to deal with migraines, allergies, or all the health issues that could be helped holistically – Dr. Erin Foley Cruse of Mountain Lifestyles Chiropractic and Acupuncture Center is there to peel back the onion and find out what your body needs.

Dr. Erin Foley Cruse * Mountain Lifestyles Chiropractic & Acupuncture Center * 303.271.1701 * www.mtnlifestyleschiropractic.com

Our second speaker today was Laura Kilty of Shaklee – Laura spoke today about Being Happy. Four ways to work on body happiness for yourself is -Number 1 – Eat a good diet rich in color with whole grains, shop on the outer edge of the grocery store – remember that is where the freshest and healthiest foods are. Number 2- Regular exercise, a combination of cardio and weight training can really improve your mood! Number 3 – Take time everyday for yourself – find things that bring you joy and do it – even if it is only 10-15 mins a day. Number 4 – Always be good to yourself – watch your self talk. We all have a tendency to have a negative self talk with ourselves, watch this and instead of saying to yourself  ” That was stupid!” say to yourself  ”Well that didn’t go well but I learned from that and it will go better next time!” There are also nutrients that can help support your body and brain – and move you to a more tranquil state of mind. Most people would have to eat over 3000 calories a day of organic food to get the nutrients your body needs. Shaklee offer a few items that help balance your nutritional needs without the 3000 calories. The first item is Shaklee Vita-Lea, because it’s almost impossible to get all your nutritional needs covered everyday. The capsules dissolve quickly and completely, clinical studies have proven that the Shaklee Vita-Lee have proven that with consistent use lowers cholesterol, lowers homocystine – a by product of your body that can cause heart attacks, higher calcium levels – which increases bone density, and improves your immune system. Shaklee’s B Complex – known as the Stress Vitamin or the Happy Vitamin. Every one’s needs for vitamin B can change day to day – things that can change your need for vitamin B are stress, a high sugar diet, infections, alcohol, processed foods, prescription medication and caffeine. With a good B Complex you can convert your food into energy, control food cravings, balance your blood sugar levels, help with fatigue and low energy, help your cardio function and keep normal brain function. Shaklee’s B Complex has a patent pill coated with folic acid that slows absorption and will not give you the niacin rush that you get from store bought B complex vitamins.  Another good item to add to you bathroom cabinet is Shaklee’s Stress Relief Complex – this is a combination of Chinese Herbs, Taurine & complex Amino Acids. This combinations calms without drowsiness, relieves tension while promoting alertness, blunt cortisol production improves concentration and helps with your sleep cycle during time of high stress. This helps when you are going through a high stress time in your life – it’s 20 minutes to relaxation. It can help you through panic attacks, mood swings, irritability, emotional stress and life changes. The last item that Laura talked about was Shaklee’s  Mood Lift – a herbal remedy designed for mild depression or “the blues”. It’s main ingredient is St. John’s Wort – referred to as natural Prozac with anti-depressant properties. This pill is good for mild depression and that low feeling – it also helps with anxiety, insomnia and seasonal depression – you need to take it for 4-6 weeks for the best results. This should not be taken with prescription anti-depressants. Talk to Laura if you need to get some nutrients into your diet!

Laura Kilty * 303.420.3359 * www.laurakilty.myshaklee.com