Category: Here’s to your Health!


Labor Day Weekend Farmer’s Market at the Homestead!

Come out to the Homestead TOMORROW for our annual Labor Day Weekend Farmer’s Market – we’ll have tents selling produce, honey, fiber arts and handmade jewelry – all local, all sustainable and all wonderful! Show your support for good things…

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101 Amazing things we’re doing to make a healthier world

The Holistic Homestead does more than run a Farmer’s Market – learn about the many ways we’re building healthy communities and touching the lives of all our neighbors with education, outreach, and advocacy.

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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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