Health

5 Herbal Essential Oils That Are Proven to Kill Cancer Cells
Jan05

5 Herbal Essential Oils That Are Proven to Kill Cancer Cells

There are many ways that essential oils and aromatherapy can support in cancer healing, including stress relief and emotional support. However, some essential oils are shown to act directly on cancer cells, preventing growth or even promoting apoptosis (cancer cell death).   We all have a small amount of “cancer,” or malformed cells, in our bodies at all times. A healthy body, which is fed good food and enjoys robust lifestyle...

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These 5 Foods Will Stop Your Brain From Shrinking
Nov13

These 5 Foods Will Stop Your Brain From Shrinking

My educational background is in psychology and neuroscience. I’m a brain research junkie and read the latest studies each and every week. For the past three years or so, I have focused my attention on neurodegenerative diseases — mainly Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. As I became more interested in nutrition, I began to focus more on the impact that diet (and other lifestyle factors) have on the brain. Just as the foods you eat influence...

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Major Trial Finds MDMA-Assisted Therapy Is Effective for PTSD, Paving Way for FDA Approval
Sep18

Major Trial Finds MDMA-Assisted Therapy Is Effective for PTSD, Paving Way for FDA Approval

Illustration: Yuriy Golub (Shutterstock) Major Trial Finds MDMA-Assisted Therapy Is Effective for PTSD, Paving Way for FDA Approval The new study found that a combination of MDMA and psychotherapy was more effective at relieving PTSD symptoms when compared to standard therapy. By Ed Cara The results of a Phase III trial published this week could soon lead to a new era for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder. The study...

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VALKYRIE MULTISPORT RELAY
Sep14

VALKYRIE MULTISPORT RELAY

Sep 16 2023 Packet Pickup Below are the scheduled hours and location for packet pickup. For those arriving after 6 PM on Friday please coordinate with a teammate to pick up your packet. If you are not able to work something out email us at [email protected] to coordinate a later pickup Packet Pickup: Friday, September 15th Location: 2nd Ave Sports Address: 640 E 2nd Ave, Durango, CO 81301 Time: Noon – 6 PM Rival Discount Do...

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WHOLE EXPO
Sep07

WHOLE EXPO

 SEPTEMBER 9-10, 2023  La Plata County Fairgrounds • 2500 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301 MapEvent Website EVENT DESCRIPTION WholeExpo is the Four Corners annual showcase of holistic and ecological products, services and seminars that support health, harmony and spiritual awareness. WholeExpo provides 90 exhibitors, 15 educational seminars/workshops and patio events to enhance and improve your physical, mental and spiritual health....

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“I use my memories - I don’t let my memories use me”
Sep05

“I use my memories - I don’t let my memories use me”

By Deepak Chopra, MD, FACP, FRCP   It would surprise people to learn that the sentiment quoted above—“I use my memories—I don’t let my memories use me”—is a telltale sign of higher consciousness. In fact, any step in the direction of personal evolution loosens the grip that memory has on us. If you want to know what blocks you from experiencing bliss, joy, fulfillment, love, and creativity, the chief culprit is memory. The reason...

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UNISON FESTIVAL SEP. 7th-10th
Sep05

UNISON FESTIVAL SEP. 7th-10th

SEPTEMBER 7 – SEPTEMBER 10, 2023 EVENT DESCRIPTION As musicians play in unison and DJs mix in unison the dancers move in unison and our collective energy aligns in unison at Unison Festival. We gather to co-create a safe, fun and loving container for all to enjoy energetic Unison within their greatest selves and with the collective, resulting in the activation of our innate creativity, receptivity and connectivity! We do this by...

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Navigating Altitude in Durango: Tips for a Comfortable Stay
Aug08

Navigating Altitude in Durango: Tips for a Comfortable Stay

The elevation of Durango is 6,512 feet above sea level. Durango, Colorado’s breathtaking landscapes and mountain charm attract visitors from far and wide. However, the higher elevation can pose challenges for some. To ensure a comfortable and enjoyable stay, here are some tips for acclimating to the altitude and preventing altitude sickness. Gradual Acclimatization: Take it easy during your first day in Durango. Your body needs...

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I ate eggs every day for a month and THIS happened
Aug03

I ate eggs every day for a month and THIS happened

My colleague Catherine (one of my favorite Nutritionists) just wrote this article about eggs last week. I thought it was fantastic and wanted to share… _______ When I was a kid, my mom would only allow us to eat eggs every other day. We had “Egg Days” and cereal days. Back then eggs were considered a heart attack risk if you ate them every day. Instead, people were filling up on bagels, oatmeal, cereal, doughnuts, pancakes, and...

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TICO TIME SANGHA YOGA FESTIVAL
Jul11

TICO TIME SANGHA YOGA FESTIVAL

SANGHA YOGA FESTIVAL JULY 13 – JULY 16, 2023 EVENT DESCRIPTION Sangha Fest celebrates health & wellness, conscious community, and personal development through yoga, breathwork, music, meditation, movement, art, dance, nature, ceremony, and play. You may arrive on Thursday, July 13 to get settled in and join us for opening ceremony in the evening followed by candlelight yoga. Then start bright and early on Friday with 3 full...

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DURANGO FARMERS MARKET IS BACK
May13

DURANGO FARMERS MARKET IS BACK

EVENT DESCRIPTION The Durango Farmers Market offers fresh produce, protein, high-quality artisan crafts and ready to eat food and beverage – all from our local region! Every Saturday you can find us in the parking lot of the TBK Bank on 8th Street in between Main Avenue and Camino del Rio. Free Parking is available at the City Transit Center lot. The market opens at 8 am from May through September and 9 am in October and goes...

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Healing Awareness in Times of Distress
Feb06

Healing Awareness in Times of Distress

Our lives are guided by change. Everyone is aware of changing thoughts, feelings, and moods. You can be happy and alert in the morning, full of ideas about the rest of your day, or you can be the opposite. It’s the opposite that starts to dominate in times of distress. You feel pulled around by mood swings. Bad news reinforces a sense of gloom and doom. Negative thoughts arise of their own accord. All of this is unnecessary once you...

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When You’ve Reached Your Breaking Point
Jan24

When You’ve Reached Your Breaking Point

What does it mean when you find yourself saying – or thinking – “I’ve had it up to here. I can’t take this anymore.” We’ve all been there, yet these words don’t mean the same thing to everyone. People reach their breaking point in different ways, according to their style of personality. A person who balks under pressure may just stop responding at all. Another person simmers and then...

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‘I’m an Infectious Disease Doctor, and These Are the 5 Things I Always Do During Cold and Flu Season’
Dec22

‘I’m an Infectious Disease Doctor, and These Are the 5 Things I Always Do During Cold and Flu Season’

This year’s so-called “tripledemic”—a particularly bad season for COVID-19, the flu, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)—has taken off with a vengeance, and no part of the country has been spared. Influenza cases in particular have skyrocketed, with many months of flu season still to go. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), close to 9 million people in the U.S. have already gotten the flu,...

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TURKEY TROT THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2022
Nov22

TURKEY TROT THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2022

EVENT DESCRIPTION One of Durango’s most popular running races for close to 30 years, the Turkey Trot presented by Animas Surgical Hospital is a holiday tradition for the whole family. Come burn off some calories and work up an appetite before your big meal! The Turkey Trot features a 5 mile race and a 1 mile fun run. All of the proceeds go to great local charities. LOCATION Smith Sports Complex 1480 E 8th Ave Durango, 81301...

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Bee Pollen: A Survival Food With Extraordinary Health Benefits
Nov03

Bee Pollen: A Survival Food With Extraordinary Health Benefits

Bee pollen is the male seed of a flower blossom, collected by honey bees and combined with the insects’ digestive enzymes. It’s a mixture of sticky pollen granules that can contain up to five million pollen spores each. It is one of my favorite natural health and survival foods and packs a powerful punch in each spoonful. Raved by many as a perfect superfood, bee pollen is considered one of nature’s most complete foods when it comes...

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Is the US facing a potential ‘tripledemic’ of flu, RSV and COVID-19?
Oct27

Is the US facing a potential ‘tripledemic’ of flu, RSV and COVID-19?

As summer ended and the United States headed into the fall and winter, doctors were worried Americans would see a “twindemic” — a situation in which both flu and COVID-19 spread at the same time. But experts told ABC News the country may now be facing the threat of a “tripledemic” as doctors see an early rise in other pediatric respiratory viruses, particularly respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV. MORE: Flu...

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What is RSV?
Oct27

What is RSV?

  Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a contagious virus that is usually mild, but can severely affect the lungs and respiratory airways in older adults While you may not have heard of it yet, RSV is not a new virus and may be more of a health concern than you think—even if you’re healthy. And if you’re aged 60 or older, you can get RSV. But don’t worry, by coming here you’ve taken a savvy first step toward learning...

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Olivia Newton-John’s final gift to the world: Late star’s research institute discovers a major breakthrough for pancreatic cancer treatment
Oct15

Olivia Newton-John’s final gift to the world: Late star’s research institute discovers a major breakthrough for pancreatic cancer treatment

The cancer research charity founded by the late Olivia Newton-John has made a significant discovery in the treatment of pancreatic cancer. Professor Matthias Ernst, the director of the Melbourne-based ONJ Cancer Research Institute and head of La Trobe’s School of Cancer Medicine, led a study presenting a solution to the difficulties of treating one of the most aggressive forms of cancer. Professor Ernst cautioned the study was...

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Fruits are booming this harvest season around Durango
Oct05

Fruits are booming this harvest season around Durango

The Good Food Collective’s gleaning coordinators gathered about 630 pounds of apples from just two trees on Friday. Rachel Landis said apples are biennial crops, meaning they produce fruit in “massive quantities” – an estimated 2.3 million pounds during an average season in the Animas Valley watershed – every other year. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald) 14th annual Apple Days Festival at farmers market scheduled for Oct. 8 Apple, peach,...

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