Sensi Magazine August 2019 - Denver/Boulder Digital Edition
Jul 31, 2019 06:15AM
● By Stephanie Wilson
I’m a magazine junkie, I’ll admit it. And it was while reading an issue of Health magazine that inspiration for this month’s special report struck. The article focused on how women are disproportionately affected by “invisible illnesses”— lyme, fibromyalgia, lupus, and other autoimmune disorders. What it didn’t mention is that cannabis has shown to be an effective treatment for each of those. Robyn Griggs Lawrence explains why by highlighting the story of one woman whose lyme disease went undiagnosed for years until she discovered the healing power of the plant.
Nature heals—that’s the message you’ll find throughout this month’s issue. Health and Wellness is the theme, and it plays out in a piece on the growing forest bathing trend. Colorado is the epicenter of the movement. Our mountains provide endless opportunities to practice the Japanese art of nature therapy. A walk in the woods is good for your mind, body, and soul, if you believe in that kind of thing.
And as the saying goes, a life without health is like a river without water. This summer, the water in our rivers is flowing stronger than it has in years, thanks to the runoff from an epic snowpack that blanketed the Rocky Mountain headwaters of the Colorado River, which provides water to nearly 40 million people, flows through 9 National Parks, and drives a $1.4 trillion economy.
Lake Powell is part of that. As a different saying goes, when the well’s dry, we know the worth of water. (Abe Lincoln said that.) After years of drought that dropped the water in the southwestern US to alarmingly low levels, things are changing in tangible ways. Lake Powell is up more than 50 feet this summer. As Robyn writes in this month’s cover story, the Rocky Mountain runoff has made its way into canyon cracks and crevices that have been dry for decades. If you’ve been waiting for the perfect time to visit the lake, it’s now. Make your great escape.
Stephanie Wilson // EDITOR IN CHIEF // SENSI MAGAZINE
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