Nov
10
10:30 AM10:30

Natural Blood Sugar Balance with Plenty of Sweetness

Bood sugar and insulin balance are key to achieving optimal health.  Plants and herbs contain numerous constituents and minerals that support the body systems involved in this dance.  Discover cutting edge nutritional science and practices that support the use of specific plants, both from land and sea, to nourish and create the right internal equilibrium.  Learn how to deliciously nourish yourself and proactively regain vitality in your brain, belly, and energy levels with plenty of sweetness.

This class is for you if you’re:

·        Ready to regain your energy and focus

·        Prepared to ditch the muffin top, brain fog, and mood swings you’ve been experiencing

·        Nutrition curious and eager to learn how specific plants can support vitality

·        Proactive and ready to take steps to avoid blood sugar imbalance, insulin sensitivity,  type 2 diabetes and other chronic conditions related to these imbalances

·        Hungry for satisfying and delicious recipes that won’t spike your blood sugar and will “WOW” your holiday palate and guests

Inspire and empower yourself by joining us for this fun and interactive health class on natural blood sugar balance honoring plants, herbs, oils and lifestyle practices (including strolling through the Denver Botanic Gardens).

Registration here: 

http://catalog.botanicgardens.org/DateSelection.aspx?item=3334

 

 

 

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doTERRA Essential Oils for Vitality
Aug
18
10:00 AM10:00

doTERRA Essential Oils for Vitality

Essential oils are organic compounds extracted from the flowers, leaves, roots, bark and stems of plants. Their unique structure is readily utilized by the human body to create a thriving ecology and promote vitality.

In this workshop, we explore the healing secrets of essential oils to support you on the inside as well as the outside. Learn how to boost immunity, clean (but not over sanitize) your home, reverse aging, rejuvenate the skin and upgrade your toolkit with aromatic, non-synthetic, non-toxic plant medicines. 

Participants make two essential oil blends that enhance the senses while helping reduce your toxic load.

Registration here:  http://catalog.botanicgardens.org/DateSelection.aspx?item=2904

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How to Kombucha! @ Tagawa Garden Center
Aug
5
1:00 PM13:00

How to Kombucha! @ Tagawa Garden Center

How to Kombucha!

Sunday, August 5; 1:00-2:00pm

Limit: 25  No fee, but please register.

Reserve your place by clicking on the link below or by calling (303)-690-4722 (x101)! If you are unable to attend a class for which you have registered, thank you for the courtesy of calling to cancel your spot! 
 

Back by popular demand, learn the simple process of home brewing your own kombucha, from start to finish!

Brewed over time, kombucha is a fermented, enzyme-rich beverage made from tea, sugar, and a SCOBY.

We'll explore the simple process, flavorings, safety, where to buy supplies, and health benefits.

Presented by Cynthia Farris, Fermentation Educator & Functional Nutritionist

Please register here or phone (303)-690-4722 (x101):

http://www.calendarwiz.com/calendars/popup.php?op=view&id=123878171&

 

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Essential Oils to Support Root Cause Health
Jul
14
2:00 PM14:00

Essential Oils to Support Root Cause Health

Essential oils are organic compounds extracted from the flowers, leaves, roots, bark, and stems of plants. Their unique structure is readily utilized by the human body to create a thriving ecology and promote health and vitality. In this workshop we explore the healing secrets of essential oils to support the root cause of your health symptoms.

In this class, you’ll learn:

• How to use essential oils for healthy blood sugar control, digestion, detox, thyroid support, and sleep, to name a few.

• How to decide which oils are best to support your specific health concerns.

• The effectiveness of different application techniques (e.g. inhalation, topical application, possible ingestion).

• The science behind why essential oils work.

• And much more to support your vitality!

Empower yourself through this class to move faster through your health issues using gentle, natural approaches. Join us to learn some great non-toxic, non-synthetic techniques and tips to gently support your body! “Make and take” your own personalized blends to support your healing journey.

This class is designed for beginning essential oil users.  Please register here:  http://catalog.botanicgardens.org/DateSelection.aspx?item=2976

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May
30
1:00 PM13:00

The Baby Boomer Belly -- Personalized Healing

The Baby Boomer Belly – Personalized Healing from the Inside Out

Cynthia Farris, TheGutCoach.com, Functional Medicine Nutritionist & Lifestyle Coach

Have you heard the famous quote attributed to Hippocrates over 2000 thousand years ago:  “All disease begins in the gut”?

Your gut is Grand Central Station to multiple body systems controlling energy, mood/cognition, immunity and, of course, digestion.  This system is also highly sensitive to external inputs, stressors, and foods. 

Join us to learn health secrets unique to the boomer generation. You’ll walk away with three keys to personalize your own self-care plan to optimize digestive fire leading to greater overall vitality.

Koelbel Library (5955 S. Holly Street Centennial, Co. 80121)

Registration: (live link coming, but in the meantime, please copy this https to your browser)

https://arapahoelibraries.bibliocommons.com/events/search/local_start=2018-05-30%20TO%20&fq=audiences:(576993aa053138c838000012)/event/5abe7918e91bc63800aff711

 

 

 

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How to Kombucha!   Brewing, Flavoring, & Health Benefits of this Ancient Elixir
May
23
7:00 PM19:00

How to Kombucha! Brewing, Flavoring, & Health Benefits of this Ancient Elixir

How to Kombucha!  Brewing, Flavoring, and Health Benefits of this Ancient Elixir

Learn the simple process of home brewing your own kombucha from start to finish! 

Brewed over time (on the kitchen counter), kombucha is a fermented, enzyme and probiotic beverage made from tea, sugar and a starter, called a SCOBY (symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast).

In this class, we’ll explore:  the simple brewing process, fabulous flavorings, safety, buying supplies, and health benefits of this ancient elixir.   You’ll leave class eager to get your own tea brewery started!  

This class is designed for beginner home Kombucha brewers.

PLEASE REGISTER HERE:   https://arapahoelibraries.bibliocommons.com/events/5ad4dff57c55393f00ee456b

 

Southglenn Library (6972 S. Vine Street Centennial, Co. 80122) ; Registration will be required once the class is posted on the library district calendar

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How to Kombucha! Brewing, Flavoring & Health Benefits of this Ancient Elixir
May
12
1:00 PM13:00

How to Kombucha! Brewing, Flavoring & Health Benefits of this Ancient Elixir

Learn the simple process of home brewing your own Kombucha from start to finish!  Brewed over time (on the kitchen counter), Kombucha is a fermented, enzyme and probiotic beverage made from tea, sugar and a starter, called a SCOBY (symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast).   

In this class, we’ll explore:  the simple brewing process, fabulous flavorings, safety, buying supplies, and health benefits of this ancient elixir. 

You’ll leave class eager to get your own tea brewery started!

This class is designed for the beginner home brewer.

PLEASE REGISTER HERE:  https://arapahoelibraries.bibliocommons.com/events/search/local_start=2018-05-12%20TO%20&fq=audiences:(576993aa053138c838000012)/event/5abe787897e5652500790738


 

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May
8
7:00 PM19:00

THE BABY BOOMER BELLY -- Personalized Healing from the Inside Out

The Baby Boomer Belly – Personalized Healing from the Inside Out

Cynthia Farris, TheGutCoach.com, Functional Medicine Nutritionist & Lifestyle Practitioner

Have you heard the famous quote attributed to Hippocrates over 2000 thousand years ago:  “All disease begins in the gut”?

Your gut is Grand Central Station to multiple body systems controlling energy, mood/cognition, immunity and, of course, digestion.  This system is also highly sensitive to external inputs, stressors, and foods. 

Join us to learn health secrets unique to the boomer generation. You’ll walk away with three keys to personalize your own self-care plan to optimize digestive fire leading to greater overall vitality.

Smoky Hill Library (5430 S. Biscay Circle Centennial, Co.  80015

REGISTER:   https://arapahoelibraries.bibliocommons.com/events/5abe78607c55393f00ec7bfa

Also, Wednesday, May 30th from 1-2pm at the Koelbel Library (5955 S. Holly Street Centennial, Co. 80121)

 

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WELLNESS WITH doTERRA ESSENTIAL OILS
Apr
22
3:30 PM15:30

WELLNESS WITH doTERRA ESSENTIAL OILS

In this FREE workshop you’ll learn how to use natural, non-toxic solutions to support your body through common ailments like:

-     pain

-     sleeping issues

-     colds/flu

-     digestive issues

-     headaches

-     seasonal allergies

-     mood disorders

-     weight loss resistance

In this one hour class you’ll:

-     Learn about the 10 basic essential oils and how to use them

-     Learn about medicinally viable essential oils

-     Get to sample certified pure therapeutic grade oils

-     How to use oils to address most common ailments naturally and healthfully

-     Meet your neighbors and make new friends 

-     so much more!

Your instructors are Functional Nutritionist and Essential Oils Wellness Advocates Cynthia Farris @thegutcoach and Clara Wisner @revolutionarylifestyle.

Clara and Cynthia are passionate about empowering people with natural solutions that support mind, body, and soul.

Please note:  You'll receive directions to this private residence upon registration.  We look forward to seeing you on Sunday (4/22) and sharing the beauty and power of these plant medicines.   Please email cynthia@cynthiafarris.com with any questions.    

To register please cut and paste this link to your browser: 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wellness-with-essential-oils-tickets-44852721698
 

 

 

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HOW TO KOMBUCHA:  Learn to home brew your own booch!
Apr
15
2:30 PM14:30

HOW TO KOMBUCHA: Learn to home brew your own booch!

How to Kombucha:  Learn to home brew your own booch!

THIS CLASS HAS FILLED BUT WE ARE SCHEDULING ANOTHER ONE ON AUGUST 5; 1-2pm AT  TAGAWA. 

Please register by clicking on the link below or by calling (303)-690-4722 (x101)

Alternatively, please join us at one of the Arapahoe Library classes either:  May 12; 1 - 2pm @ Southglenn Library or May 23; 7-8pm @ Eloise May Library (posted soon on my calendar).  Or search on https://arapahoelibraries.bibliocommons.com/events

Learn the simple process of home brewing your own kombucha, from start to finish! Brewed over time, kombucha is a fermented, enzyme rich beverage made from tea, sugar, and a SCOBY (symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast).

We’ll explore the simple process, flavorings, safety, where to buy supplies, and health benefits! 

Presented by Cynthia Farris, Fermentation Educator & Functional Medicine Nutritionist & Lifestyle Coach

More Info: Click here to register 

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Hands On Fermentation Class
Mar
17
12:00 PM12:00

Hands On Fermentation Class

  • Four Seasons Farmers & Artisan Market (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Saturday, March 17th
12 noon – 1:30pm
or 1:30pm - 3pm (two workshops) 

Intro to Fermentation: learn to make sauerkraut with These Things Take Time and Cynthia Farris! 

Learn what fermentation is, why people do it, and the basic principles of how to do it yourself. 

You’ll go home with a jar of fermenting veggies.

$25 per person, includes workshop and your jar of fermenting veggies! 

Must register to participate: 
Register and pre-pay on Eventbrite - see link below - or pre-pay at Four Seasons Market. 

Limited to 10 people per workshop – enjoy an intimate group for personalized attention.

Sign up link

 

 

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Feb
17
12:00 PM12:00

How to Kombucha!

How to Kombucha!  THIS CLASS HAS BEEN FILLED, next class April 15th and you can register by calling Tagawa Gardens directly,  (303) 690-4722

Saturday, February 17; 12:00-1:00pm

Learn the simple process of home brewing your own kombucha, from start to finish! Brewed over time, kombucha is a fermented, probiotic beverage made from tea, sugar, and a SCOBY (symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast). We will explore the simple process, flavorings, safety, where to buy supplies, and health benefits!

Presented by Cynthia Farris, Fermentation Educator & Functional Nutritionist

 

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Apr
23
9:30 AM09:30

9Health Wellness Open -- Free Event

Come experience FREE Yoga, Nutrition, Fermentation (no-brainer ferments), Essential Oils for non-toxic living, Qi Gong, Live Music, healthy snacks/drinks, mindfulness, massage, and more at The 9Health Fair Wellness Open. See the 25+ provider line-up and register today for FREE at http://www.awakeexperience.com/wellness-open-schedule.html. While on-site register to receive your health-screening from 9Health Fair.

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Apr
22
10:00 AM10:00

Essential Oils for Vitality

Essential Oils for Vitality

Essential oils are organic compounds extracted from the flowers, leaves, roots, bark, and stems of plants. Their unique structure is readily utilized by the human body to create a thriving ecology and promote vitality. In this class we explore the healing secrets of essential oils to support you on the inside as well as the outside.

Join us for a fun and engaging class to boost immunity, clean (but not over sanitize) your home, reverse aging and rejuvenate the skin. Learn to upgrade your toolkit with aromatic, non-synthetic, non-toxic plant medicines.

You’ll make two essential oil blends that will enhance your senses while helping to cultivate your inner garden.

Price: $43, $38 member

Instructor Bio: Cynthia Farris designs personalized nutrition & lifestyle programs for women in their prime wanting to heal digestive & immune issues naturally. She believes that good health begins with a joyful gut which is created through gentle and easy to incorporate daily practices. Trained in functional nutrition, she focuses on root cause resolution of symptoms resulting in happy bellies, vibrant energy, uplifted mood, and sustainable wellness. She holds certifications in functional nutrition and lifestyle practices, fermentation, transformational coaching, and is a board certified holistic health coach and founder of FOOD & YOU with Cynthia Farris. 

REGISTER HERE:  http://bit.ly/2pzjzRG

 

 

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Oct
23
1:30 PM13:30

BACKYARD HOMESTEADERS -- INTRO TO VEGETABLE FERMENTATION

Philips S. Miller Library, Castle Rock, Colorado

BYOC -- bring your own cabbage and we'll create amazing fall ferments in this hands-on workshop.  Join fellow backyard homesteaders to learn how to safely and deliciously farm your own probiotics.   Fermented foods are not only amazingly flavorful, they help digestion, weight loss, energy, and brain power!  Fermented foods are also key to building a strong defense system especially important during the flu and cold season.    

Email me for details and registration.  This is a community class I'm donating to the Castle Rock library community to support public health.  

Come join this fabulous community of folks getting back to nature. 

Probiotically, Cynthia

cynthia@cynthiafarris.com

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Jul
14
6:00 PM18:00

Community Event: Fermentation 101, Handcrafted Miso Class

Are you looking for new ways to incorporate summer vegetables into your meals?  Curious about the exploding world of cultured foods and their vast health benefits?  Looking for support in hand-crafting your own plant-based culinary projects?

In this delicious class you’ll experience the dynamic art of making your own fermented miso (pronounced mee-so).  Miso is revered in traditional Japanese cooking for its protein and vitamin/mineral content along with its ability to aide digestion.  You’ll learn to maximize flavor and the natural enzymes and other microorganisms of this nutritional powerhouse.  We’ll explore the unique fermentation process used to make the complex flavors in soy, chick-pea, and brown rice miso and how to “cook” with it.

Join fermentation educator and functional nutritionist Cynthia Farris to learn the simple fermentation technique and how to preserve the rich flavors and nutrients of miso for every day enjoyment – perfect for hot summer evenings or any time.

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Jun
6
5:00 PM17:00

Practitioner Event: Functional Forum Meetup, Denver

Scaling Functional Medicine

This month, we look at the future of how Functional Medicine can scale to meet the needs or modern health systems outside of America.  The first hour we'll connect and network with the thriving functional community in Denver.  Then, we'll tap into the live stream of the Global Functional Forum from the Royal Society of Medicine in London, the world’s oldest medical institution.

First, Dr. Rangan Chatterjee speaks to his experience on a unique 3 program series on BBC1 in 2015: Doctor in the House. This series looked at how an NHS GP could immerse himself with three families to guide them back to health using the principles and practices of functional medicine. One of the highlights was reversing the diagnosis of type 2 diabetes in just 6 weeks.

Next, James Maskell explains how modern practices are using innovations in delivery models, care teams, and digital technology to reduce overhead, appointment times, and systemic costs. With news that some of the most innovative health centers like the Cleveland Clinic are betting on Functional Medicine as a superior operating system for chronic disease care, what can Britain learn from America’s early lessons in delivery to make this a viable option for the NHS and other major health systems?

Michael Ash, DO speaks to the how we can no longer place the simplistic notion of ‘bad’ against bacteria, yeasts and viruses, many it seems can qualify in an equally simplistic notion as being ‘good’. In part, our natural instinct to simplify risk or benefit does us a disservice as the relationship between humans and their extensive microbiome is co-dependent on the external environment, the state of the human health, immune plasticity, age, diet, geography, income and other factors.

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Rangan Chatterjee,  MBChB, BSc (Hons), MRCGP, MRCP
“Functional Medicine – the NHS perspective”

James Maskell, Founder of Functional Forum
“Lessons from America in Scaling Functional Medicine”

Michael Ash,DO, ND, BSc, RNT
“The forgotten organ: why our guts biome is reversing the ‘germ theory’ domination of medicine, and why it’s relevant for NCDs.”

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Jun
4
10:00 AM10:00

Community Event: Holistic Pet Fair

I believe the human-animal bond is integral to overall health, joy and resilience. Join me, and an amazing line-up of healers and natural health practitioners, at the 3rd Annual Pet Wellness Fair on June 4th.  I'll be helping folks connect the dots between the foods we eat, how the body processes them, and the role of the microbiome in overall vitality and health -- for both people & pups.

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