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Summer Splendor on the Western Slope
If you haven’t ventured across the state recently, there is a warmth to the Western Slope of Colorado that is unmatched. Yes, there are the natural hot springs and the warm micro-climate, but there is more to it. After a week-long respite from the Front Range, my time here uncovered a deep level of affection for the land from the people on this side of the Continental Divide that goes far beyond geo-thermals and jet streams. The devotion is fueling a high level of innovation in food and drink...
A Taste of the Western Slope￼
Family roots run strong at Highlands Craft Distillery and Belli Fiori Lavender Farm, a mother-son duo distillery and organic lavender farm. Dylan Proietti was inspired to make spirits from his mother’s lavender farm and shop. With Olathe sweet corn as the base, he began blending various botanicals including anise, orange, grapefruit and of course, lavender. He now distills gin, vodka and rye. There is no better place than Highlands to enjoy a cocktail in the summer sun or cool off in the rece...
Bountiful Brunch is in Season
Turn off the alarm clock this weekend. You deserve a leisurely start to your Saturday and Sunday with a luxurious brunch. Stay in your jammies and eat in or … put on something other than yoga pants to go out. We have suggestions for both.
What you Need to Know Now about Long COVID and Naturopathic Medicine’s Approach to Getting Well
Long COVID is very real and it is fast becoming a part of the future of health care in the United States and the world. A new study from UCLA showed that 30% of people treated for COVID-19 at the university hospital developed Long COVID (Post-Acute Sequelae of COVID-19 (PASC)). Naturopathic medicine for Long COVID may be the solution you are looking for if you are suffering from the lingering and difficult symptoms of this post viral condition.
Though the study found that people with a histor...
Should You Skip a Colonoscopy? Despite Misleading Media Reports, No!
A recent study by the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) on colon cancer, the third leading cause of cancer deaths, falsely gave Americans an easy out to skip a colonoscopy. The media falsely gave people the impression that colonoscopies did not reduce cancer rates or dates. Within days of media reports on the study, advocates and doctors countered the advice saying the study had major flaws. America’s biggest proponent of colon screenings, Katie Couric, said don’t cancel your next colono...
What You Need to Know About RSV Symptoms and Natural Medicine
The respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is spreading quickly, particularly among children. It is not a new virus, but communities across the country are seeing extraordinarily early surges. The virus typically gains momentum in January, but this year physicians are reporting a slew of early infections and hospitalizations. Physicians say this is because we missed two previous viral seasons from COVID masking and limited contact with others. Though it may look like a cold, RSV can cause more sev...
What You Need to Know about Menopause, Melatonin, and Sleep
As women enter menopause, changes in sleep patterns are a common concern. Sleep can be difficult during this time of hormonal, physical, and psychological changes. Prior to menopause, about 12% of women experience problems sleeping. The incidence of insomnia and other sleep problems jumps to 40% during and after menopause. Though many women think this is just something they have to live with, like hot flashes, lack of quality sleep can have a dramatic impact on health and quality of life.
Treating and Avoiding Kid’s Concussions
With school starting once again, sports season is upon us. This means at our medical practice we see a lot of kids with concussions. It also means that both students and parents should be hyper-aware of head injuries and the best ways to avoid treat (and avoid) these types of injuries. For concussions, parents are generally advised to monitor their child’s condition and limit their physical activities until they’re symptom-free.
Naturally Well Children's Culinary Nutrition Video Series
Children's culinary nutrition series for after-school day care, community centers and youth education programs. Hybrid learning model includes video lessons, curriculum, smart phone apps and reward to reinforce learning.
Important Discovery: Ask Your Doctor about COVID and Glutathione Deficiency
Glutathione does so much to keep your cells functioning at peak performance, it is known as the body’s master antioxidant. If you’ve had the virus, COVID and glutathione deficiency may be likely. Research is showing that COVID and glutathione deficiencies are very real. Ask your doctor to test you for glutathione deficiencies because a recent study shows the virus significantly depletes the body of this master antioxidant.
Glutathione is produced naturally in the body with the support of thre...
Discover How Naturopathic Medicine Focuses On Whole Person Health
Naturopathic Physicians: Medical Specialists in Preventive Care & Whole Person Health
This white paper provides supporting evidence for the profession’s significant and unique contributions to preventive, whole person care and models of integrative clinical practice, to:
• Inform readers about the naturopathic medical profession in order to strengthen the US healthcare workforce by delineating the unique clinical practice of naturopathic physicians, and their contribution to both individual p...
How Toxic Mold can Wreak Havoc on Your Home & Health
This is a story of discovery, detox, and healing from an unexpected toxic mold exposure. In 2013, a Colorado hundred-year flood wiped out homes, towns, land and infrastructure. The rain was relentless as rivers and streams swelled to epic proportions and water rushed down mountainsides. This writer thought she was safe from the damage because her house was spared. Little did she know, the flooding left a pernicious invader in its wake. Years later, while being tested for carbon monoxide expos...
Pack up the Fun with Healthy Lunch Ideas for Kids
It’s not always easy to come up with creative lunch ideas for kids. Too often, we fall back on the time-honored PB&J or mystery-meat nuggets. So if you’re looking to spice up your children’s noontime nosh, check out this selection of good—and good-for-you—recipes. Whether they’re headed back to school or just into the next room, your kids will thank you!
Kids’ Lunch Bento Box Ideas
Japanese-style bento lunchbox containers are all the rage. They’re perfect for whatever type of eater you have. ...
All-Star Sides for Thanksgiving Dinner
Turkey gets all the attention at Thanksgiving, but it’s these side dishes that really deserve the spotlight.
Bright green peas, golden beets, crunchy Brussels sprouts, purple and green frilly kale, jewel-red pomegranates, and sunny orange winter squash take center stage in the following holiday recipes that are also perfect every day of the week.
Cauliflower & Leafy Purple Kale Savory Bread Pudding
Sweet and Sour Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate, Pancetta, and Pumpkin Seeds
Three Green Peas ...
Why Does COVID and other Viruses Cause Loss of Taste and Smell?
Naturopathic doctors remind patients to get help for the common symptoms of losing taste and smell from viruses and that it can be treated with aromatherapy and taste therapy.
Why do some people experience loss of taste and smell from COVID-19? And why does it cause brain fog? Researchers at NYU Grossman School of Medicine and Columbia University say these two common symptoms of the COVID-19 virus may be related.
Losing taste is one of the most commonly reported symptoms and often occurs befo...