Estes Park Program—September, 2014
With Paul Pitchford

In late summer* of this year, from September 13-15th, Paul Pitchford has been honored with an invitation to lead a series of classes at the Universal Consciousness Festival in Estes Park, Colorado.

*Late summer denotes the Earth Element in Chinese Medicine, a time to experience the center, the origin and the source of life.

Kung Fu Demonstration

This festival is hosted and designed by Master Chen and his support team. Master Chen is the foremost tai chi and Taoist practitioner of the legendary Wu Dang Taoist Mountain Center in China. He is currently one of the most sought-after teachers of tai chi and meditation in the West.

Paul’s offerings at the event will include teachings that range from contemporary topics such as essential food guidelines that support renewal, longevity and fertility; the addiction conundrum; to detoxification as well as a detailed and highly integrative regeneration plan. These seminars are designed to assist health practitioners gain insights into the critical importance of nutrition and lifestyle as well as inspire all those with an interest in learning proven strategies that restore vitality and initiate regeneration.

The teachings of Paul Pitchford have directly influenced more than one million readers, students, and clients, and continue to change the face of nutrition throughout North America and Europe and various parts of Asia and the Middle East. His signature document, Healing with Whole Foods: Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition has been awarded the title of best-selling book in Chinese Medicine [Amazon.com].

Inherent in Paul’s teaching is the suggestion for people to harmonize their lives emotionally and awaken spiritually in order to have a quality life experience. Ongoing awakening indeed often makes long-term dietary transitions possible, according to this traditional Asian theory.

At the Festival, Paul’s teaching will integrate the importance of the practice known as “guidance by shen (spirit)” into the nutrition and lifestyle material that he presents.

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The Universal Consciousness Festival will feature programs on a variety of alternative health and wellness topics as well as an exciting and unique array of performances. Speakers will include Master Chen, and guest speakers Michael Tierra, bestselling author of The Way of Herbs, Leslie Tierra, Dr. David B. Axelrod, and Paul Pitchford. In addition, those attending will be treated to performances by Musical artist R. Carlos Nakai and Taoist Wu Dang Kung Fu demonstrations.

View the Universal Consciousness Festival flyer

To register for the entire 5 day festival or for one or more specific days, visit universalconsciousnessfestival.org/register.

Estes Park Vista
Schedule of Paul Pitchford Classes at the Universal Consciousness Festival
Eating and Food Guidelines that Optimize Nourishment
Saturday, September 13
10:45am – 12:00pm
Parasite Purge & Lyme Disease
Saturday, September 13
4:15pm – 5:30pm
The Fertility Crisis: Foundational Healing
Sunday, September 14
8:30am – 10:30am
Addiction & Cravings including Eating Disorders
Sunday, September 14
10:45am – 12:00pm
Detoxification & Healing Reactions
Sunday, September 14
4:15pm – 5:30pm
The Regenerative Health Plan: An Integrative Approach
Monday, September 15
9:00am – 5:00pm
Class Descriptions
Eating and Food Guidelines that Optimize Nourishment
Saturday, September 13, 2014
10:45am – 12:00pm (1 hour)

Based on ancient traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) guidelines that are adapted to modern people, this brief workshop will help solve a common nutritional dilemma: nowadays, people are eating more and more yet getting less and less nutritional benefit. When we are well nourished, our excessive desires, bad judgment and mental angst, distorted body shapes, and disease profiles tend to disappear. The guidelines in this event are intended to make a significant difference in your ability to absorb and utilize nutrition.

Topics
  • An updated and enhanced “Earth Element/Spleen-pancreas Qi” approach from TCM that features the ideal guidelines for improving nutritional well-being.
  • Ayurvedic insights of emotional and spiritual nature according to dietary choices
  • The whole, unrefined food mandate
  • Microwaved foods and fluoridated water: the connection you don’t know
  • The client-specific place of raw food in the diet
  • Assessing foods with cold thermal nature
  • The steep slope of “slippery” foods—an oft overlooked, yet vital piece of TCM advice
  • Foods that balance your body type
Parasite Purge & Lyme Disease
Saturday, September 13, 2014
4:15pm – 5:30pm (1 hour)

The importance of the purge as a first event in a healing protocol is frequently overlooked in modern medical practice. This workshop will provide various approaches to parasite control and elimination. Included in the discussion will be foods, spices, substances (e.g., sublime sulfur), herbs, essential oils, silver colloid, moxabustion, probiotics, et al. Furthermore, we will lay out the method of application of parasiticides as well as the specific regimens and choices for differing individual constitutions.

Topics
  • Opening up the definition of “parasite” as organisms that live at our expense
  • The destruction of our immunity and its microbiome by antibiotics and other medicines
  • The yeast/fungal overgrowth invasion as foundation for other parasites
  • Treatments for parasite removal
  • The value of healthful fermented foods to re-establish the microbiome.
  • Ideal probiotics
  • Natural Antimicrobials—a listing of common traditional and natural parasite remedies.
  • The nature of Lyme disease that is critical to know when developing a healing protocol; remedies that destroy Lyme spirochetes and when they can be safely used. The difficulties presented during chronic Lyme disease, which can be translated to other lengthy parasitic infestations.
The Fertility Crisis: Foundational Healing
Sunday, September 14, 2014
8:30am – 10:30am (2 hours)

The topic of this event is emblematic of our times, when fertility and vitality of the planet and her peoples, soil, animals, plants and oceans are in decline. Yet within this general decline are people who will find teachings that are uplifting and restorative.

Topics
  • Contributors to sterility, infertility, and reproductive difficulties
  • Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) syndromes that shed light on fertility
  • Improve the prospects of fertility and the quality of offspring with herbs, nutrition, and lifestyle
  • The value of exercise and awareness practices
Addiction & Cravings Including Eating Disorders
Sunday, September 14, 2014
10:45am – 12:00pm (1 hour)

Addictions to food, habits, people and intoxicants are likely more common than most people acknowledge. This lack of awareness is partly because many people may have serious addictions without realizing it. Millions of people have serious dependencies on sugar and alcohol, sometimes not realizing it until those substances are not available for a time. This workshop will explore the causes of addictions, cravings, and eating disorders in general, and present traditional as well as newly-uncovered solutions that are available to everyone.

Topics
  • Why psycho-active foods, intoxicants, and drugs are craved in the wealthy nations
  • Psychological and biological remedies to help people let go of addictive substances
  • How blood sugar imbalances are nearly always part of addictions and eating disorders
  • Traditional Chinese medical syndromes help explain pervasive emotional eating disorders in America
  • Insights into serious eating disorders such as bulimia and anorexia
Detoxification & Healing Reactions
Sunday, September 14, 2014
4:15pm – 5:30pm (1 hour)

In the latter part of the 20th Century, it was discovered that some mother’s milk was so toxic that it could not pass an FDA test for human consumption. [Mother’s milk toxicity in general has decreased a bit since then; furthermore, on average, those on primarily vegetal diets had the fewest toxins.] In traditional Asian societies, the prevailing etiology is one marked by deficiency. Here in the West, it is extreme excess—including toxins, along with hidden deficiencies. When massive excess along with accompanying toxins starts to exit during an upgrade to a better food and lifestyle plan, the reactions can become somewhat extreme.

Topics
  • Examples of healing reactions during detoxification
  • The difference between healing reactions and disease reactions
  • Common toxins that can be cleansed from the body
  • Foods including unique smoothie formulations, herbs, spices, algae, ferments, mushrooms, salt, essential oils, clay, charcoal, oxygen concentrates and other remedies for supporting and harmonizing the removal from the body of heavy metals, radiation, toxic chemicals, drugs, and non-foods such as hydrogenated fats.
The Regenerative Health Plan: An Integrative Approach
Monday, September 15, 2014
9:00am – 5:00pm (8 hours) With a break for lunch from Noon to 2:00pm

The innovative Regenerative Health Plan (RHP), a signature health and awareness program developed by Paul Pitchford over the last 4 decades, is designed to make healing and regeneration possible for a broad range of people.

“No one is left out of this plan,” according to renowned chef Adina Niemerow, if they are open to real, authentic foods, as opposed to refined, denatured, or genetically modified foods. Thus the regenerative health plan represents all categories of healthful foods—both plant and animal. Though our most frequent suggestion is for a plant-based diet to optimize cellular renewal as well as to uphold a sense of compassion, the plan is open to the needs of the individuals and the foods that help them thrive.

How are these needs discovered? It is via a synthesis of information from modern science and ancient Asian medicine. In this program, Paul will present the key energetic dimensions from Asian medical traditions that will help you decipher and choose the most effective remedies, so that you can recover health for yourself or your clients.

The “regenerative” aspect of the plan derives from both ancient and newly discovered rejuvenative exercises, nutritional support, and awareness methods. When designed for individual needs, these practices exhibit an epigenetic process of turning genes that foster renewal on, and those that degenerate us, off.

Science first makes diagnostic measurements, and then tries to conquer each disease with a medical treatment. The RHP approach uses both scientific and traditional assessments, yet when it comes to remedies, prefers to balance the person’s bio- and neuro-chemistry with nutrition and lifestyle adjustments, after which disease tends to go away. When the balanced approach is applied for prevention, chronic illness becomes much less likely while the rate of cellular renewal tends to increase.

Topics
  1. Quality/Quantity guidelines for animal products
  2. Dietary influences that result from hereditary and ethnic background
  3. How to dynamically adapt healing principles over time to resolve deeper issues
  4. “Clinical theater” where Paul will assess a client and make recommendations in a clinical setting. He will demonstrate diagnostic points, pulses, tongue evaluation, and Q & A session
  5. You will receive a clinical intake form that includes the important features of a client interview to simplify your future meetings with clients.
Insights into

Fats and oils—the good, bad, and truly ugly; the healing nature of various omega-3,6,9 fatty acids as well as saturated fats. Proteins—both plant and animal sources. Carbohydrate—the different types to use at difference stages of healing; alkaline ones, grains, tubers, sweeteners, and others. Fruits & berries…those appropriate for the initial phase of the RHP. Nuts & Seeds—those that do not aggravate “damp-heat” conditions. Algae—their remarkable regenerative role. Fungi such as mushrooms and kombucha yeast. Ferments that provide foundational nutrition. Sprouting legumes, grains, seeds for cleansing and purification. Vegetables…can some be troublesome for certain people? Intoxicants…and anti-psychotropic agents. The unveiling of an alkalizing diet that is highly functional for purification, yet restorative and nourishing.

Program features
  • New research indicating what ratios hunter-gatherers ate in terms of carbs, protein, and plant nutrition.
  • The 3 critical stages of nutrient influences that have supported brain development since the earliest humans
  • How to proceed after the initial phase of the RHP
  • A few simple, quintessential tai ji and qi gong applications
  • Demonstration of the rudimentary practice of chan meditation
  • Yin/yang and the 8 Principles; also the key features of TCM organ syndromes
  • Properties and actions of the RHP: anti-inflammatory; renews RNA and DNA; supplies abundant anti-oxidants, nucleic acids, minerals, amino acids, fatty acids, probiotics and enzymes; anti-parasitic and anti-infective against virtually all pathogens; when applied according to individual needs, has the potential to overcome degenerations such as severe skin diseases, arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, and others; and purifies the system of toxins.

To register for the entire 5 day festival or for one or more specific days, visit universalconsciousnessfestival.org/register.