PureNews June 2024

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What do you think of when you hear the term “forest bathing”? I asked my epic marketing person Hannah to say her first thoughts as I write this…here is what she said: “swimming in leaves”. My first thoughts were running naked through the woods…what are you thinking right now? I am entertaining myself hopefully not at your expense. In reality forest bathing is a thing, it is neither of the above or not likely what you are thinking either. It simply means getting out in the trees in nature and letting the natural gasses of the plants restore your body. It is the new and up coming trendy term of getting out in nature and away from city life. The Japanese did some amazing studies showing that your immune system gets significantly stronger when you spend just 2 hours outside in a natural environment. This study also showed a dramatic decrease in cortisol levels that lasted for several days after. I just came back from a 4 day backpacking trip, always when I go I swear I come back a better person. I did not need a study to know that I come back better, you probably don’t need a study either. I am happy it is being talked about at least and US conventional doctors are listening. Here are some practical tips for you to engage in forest bathing or just experiencing some outdoor time.

  1. In our city life, spend 15 minutes outside each morning. You can even just go sit outside straight from bed half asleep, it does not matter so long as you get outside in the morning for some morning light. Studies show that the first morning light will turn off the melatonin and increase serotonin, the hormones that put us to sleep get suppressed and the hormones that wake us up get turned on…it does make for a better day.
  2. At night time each day spend 15 minutes outside as the light drops, for the exact reason that you spend time outside, lets turn on the melatonin and turn off the serotonin.
  3. Weekly if you can get outside for a 30-120 minute hike in nature (true forest bathing), away from the city DO it… your immune system becomes stronger. This means you are less susceptible to the junk that is going around. Your cortisol levels drop, this means lower stress response, better blood sugar management and that means a stronger immune system, lower body weight and more ENERGY!!!

Lets do this together, I am committing to this with my family. This morning we went for a walk, but yesterday we just sat on the porch in blankets and stared at our green yard (we were tired). Last night again at dusk we walked, today will be busy so it is likely that again we will sit on the porch and watch the sky change for the night. This weekend we will go out for a small walk in the trees, we will giggle about all the ways that forest bathing could fit every stereotypical picture you could think of, but will be right out there in the middle of it.

Much Love! Dr. Amerine

We are having a supplement sale!

We have products in the office that are nearing their expiration dates. This is a bummer for us but great for you as we are offering 40% off these products. As you are are all faithful readers we decided to share our list of product with you. We have limited number of each product so we will sell them on a a first come first serve basis. If you see a product you want, then either call the office (303-665-2423) or reply to this message and we will get the product for you. If you click here, you will find the list. We will update it as we sell product. Just for fun, Sandy, my amazing executive director, is going on vacation and will return the the office on June 25…so in the mean time my amazing 17 year old daughter is running the show…so bear with us if our process is bumpy 🙂

June Blog Feature

Homeopathic Remedy: Aristolochia

I am introducing you to a remedy that I have never really talked about. It is a homeopathic remedy that I did over 200 hours of research on and presented it to an international group several years back. However, I did not use it much at the time. This year, upon re-reading some of my notes I was reminded of the great uses of Aristolochia.

  1. Chaffing – if you are prone to chaffing because your skin rubs together this is the remedy for you. It will stop the pain of chaffing, heal the skin, and allow you to walk on. Simply take the remedy as needed and the pain and chaffing will stop. My husband and I were out for many long walks and hikes. For him sometimes the chaffing can be so bad, in the past he would use Vaseline or some other cream to try to give a barrier with little if any success. After a single dose of Aristolochia the chaffing and pain was gone. He would need to redose, but it allowed him to carry on. I have since given it many times for the same thing.
  2. Mosquito bite itching – This is perhaps my favorite thing ever! I have tried so many remedies to try to get mosquito bites to stop itching and always nothing…. However, Aristolochia is incredible, taking the itch away almost instantly. On my sabbatical I took a group of high school kids backpacking for 6 days. The mosquitos were like nothing I had ever seen before in my entire life! Those who wore shorts had at least 60 bites per legs, I am sure you can imagine the itching as you read this! Everyone got Aristolochia, the itching was gone, if it returned they redosed. It was the backpacking trip favorite.
  3. Sun Burn Prevention – well sometimes I forget to apply or re-apply sunscreen…A true confession! If I have been out in the sun and realize I may burn, I take a dose of Aristolochia and nothing, no burn at all. When you take it for mosquito bite itching and forget to put on sunscreen or sweat it all off it also seems to act as prevention…Just saying from real experience where I was hiking in full sun at 11,000 feet! One of our kids on our backpacking trip was “lobster red” with burn and had at least 60 bites per limb (legs and arms) and 10 on the face…I of course gave Aristolochia and before our eyes not only did the itch stop, the “Lobster red” painful burn went to a painless “toasted marshmallow” color, never to peel… Several of my kids on the backpacking trip had the same experience.

This remedy is a true gem and one you should all have in your first aid kit!


Spirulina Banana Whip Recipe

For any busy person or family on a weekday morning, this is a super easy breakfast-on-the go. This Spirulina Banana Whip also makes for a great mid-afternoon treat.


  • 1 ripe banana
  • 4 frozen bananas
  • 3/4 cup plant-based milk
  • 1 Tbsp spirulina powder
  • Optional: 2 Tbsp maple syrup

Optional Toppings (the possibilities are endless):

  • Roasted almond butter
  • Sliced banana
  • Sliced strawberries
  • Passionfruit halves
  • Mixed berries
  • Walnuts
  • Coconut flakes
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • Granola
  • Hemp seeds
  • Chia seeds


  • Put bananas in a blender and blend on high.
  • Slowly add plant-based milk.
  • Add spirulina powder and blend until combined.

Serve and enjoy!

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