Category: Here’s to your Health!


Sauna Therapy for Winter Health

Full-spectrum infra-red sauna in Gilpin County: You’ve gotta try it to believe it Jan Peterson has had her state-of- the-art full-spectrum infra-red sauna at Alternative Sun (right above mid-county liquors) for two-and- a-half years. I reported on this delightfully unique amenity in…

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How to start a CSA from scratch

On the road to opening our co-operative market and wellness center, we’ve decided to launch a CSA! What is a CSA? Community Supported Agriculture …we could also call it Community Supported Health & Wellness, or Community Supported Community…because CSA’s really…

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How to be a Good Samaritan

“Do you just walk by? Or do you stop to help?” Image from The Mesh Warrior Foundation Nearly every country in the world has a Good Samaritan policy: the civic duty to help someone in need – whether it be…

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Taking back our health care

On March 1st, 2017, our small-town doc lost his Medicaid contract. He was given a few days notice (over a weekend), and his patients are still reeling from having the rug pulled out from under them. I should know, because…

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True Story: Why I became a Wilderness First Responder

In 2010 I was living in a monastery, in a very remote location in Colorado. Born and raised a city girl I was full of my city hubris and totally ignorant about what it takes to be smart and safe…

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Stranded? 10 expert tips to keep you safe

How often do you travel more than 20 miles by car? Are you taking your family to a relative’s house for dinner? Going to a concert in the city? Spending the weekend in your mountain getaway? Wherever your destination, “preparedness…

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How to save a life: understanding anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis is an extreme allergic reaction experienced by some people with allergies to certain foods (like shellfish and peanuts), insect stings, and latex. Anaphylaxis should be differentiated from a common, non-emergent allergic reaction by the severity and locality of symptoms.

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Learn REAL WORLD survival skills

Of all the training I’ve received, none is more relevant and useful than my training as a Wilderness First Responder. Carl Weil of Wilderness Medicine Outfitters is a leading expert in the field of Wilderness Medicine, and has pioneered much…

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How to beat cabin fever

I recently asked some of the local, holistic practitioners in our area to weigh in on the phenomenon of Cabin Fever, Winter Blues, and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Aiyanah of Intuitive Evolution in Black Hawk has first-hand experience with SAD:…

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Homemade no-bake Fiber Bites

Mid winter everything slows down…even digestion. For me, February is the depth of bear season, where I just want to crawl under a pile of blankets and hibernate until the Spring Equinox. But for us humans, we still need to…

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