Food & Nutrition

19 Balancing Benefits of This Two-Ingredient Morning Tonic
Jan15

19 Balancing Benefits of This Two-Ingredient Morning Tonic

Today’s blog republished from my friends at TheAlternativeDaily is going to explain the potential benefits of a rather unusual daily drink tonic… As you might know from this newsletter previously, real sea salt (not processed refined salt) is actually very good for you in moderate quantities and has many health benefits, including supplying your body with dozens of trace minerals. Science has also proven that moderate levels of sea...

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7 amazing foods that cleanse your liver naturally
Jan05

7 amazing foods that cleanse your liver naturally

  Most of us have an overworked liver that needs a little detox love here and there…  Here are some of the best natural foods that will cleanse your liver naturally… 7 powerful foods that cleanse your liver naturally (new article from our friends at PaleoHacks)   The Death of Black Coffee: Latest studies have found that 1 tiny tweak to your morning coffee puts your body into fat-burning mode for the rest of the...

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7 Superfoods to Eat to Live Longer
Dec18

7 Superfoods to Eat to Live Longer

  These superfoods can help you stave off disease and remain healthier as you age by Kimberly Goad, AARP, December 9, 2021 There’s a reason the Mediterranean diet has been dubbed the longevity diet. Research shows that people who follow the eating plan — which favors fresh foods over processed — tend to live not just long lives, but long, healthy lives. Not coincidentally, it’s also the one most followed by people who live in the...

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7 Ways to Make Your Morning Coffee Rock
Oct17

7 Ways to Make Your Morning Coffee Rock

    Millions of people around the world don’t consider their day to be started before their morning cup of joe. Great news for coffee lovers, this energizing and delicious drink is super healthy and can deliver a major helping of antioxidants. One caution, however, taking a daily trip to Starbucks for your extra caramel frappuccino doesn’t count and is incredibly detrimental to your health due to the high sugar content and...

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Farmer’s and Flea Markets are Back!!!
May27

Farmer’s and Flea Markets are Back!!!

2021 Market Season will begin May 8th! Saturdays – TBK Bank Parking Lot 8 AM to 12 Noon (9 AM in October) ! (no pets/dogs allowed at the market) The Durango Farmers Market is proud to make daily contributions to the well being of our customers, vendors and community.  We believe that by featuring locally produced foods and goods, we provide a healthier, more enjoyable quality of life in the Durango region. We are proud to...

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Durango Farmers Market – Summer 2021
Apr20

Durango Farmers Market – Summer 2021

Did you know that the farmers market is opening soon? 2021 Market Season will begin May 8th! Saturdays – TBK Bank Parking Lot 8 AM to 12 Noon (9 AM in October) Produce: Fresh and Delicious! Locally grown veggies seasonally available. Meats: Beef, Pork, Goat, Chicken and Turkey. All locally and lovingly raised. Cheeses: Artisan cheese in a variety of flavors. Eggs: Chicken, quail and duck Mushrooms: Cultivated and Wild-crafted by...

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Healthy Living: What to Eat for Breakfast
Apr02

Healthy Living: What to Eat for Breakfast

The old saying goes that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Well, that’s not necessarily true, but if breakfast is a necessary start to your day, PHD Weight Loss Founder Ashley Lucas advises you to avoid cereal and cold milk, bagels, and other high carb foods to keep your energy going.

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7 Rivers Farmers Market
Nov13

7 Rivers Farmers Market

We are excited to announce the 2nd season of the 7 Rivers Farmers Market. It will be held every Tuesday from 12-3 at the La Plata Fairgrounds. Market starts November 3rd and goes thru April 27th. We have an amazing assortment of local farmers with poultry, pork, beef, salad greens, tomatoes, peppers, goats milk cheese, eggs, jams and pickles, honey, herbs, baked good, lotion bars, jewelry, energy bars, soaps and So much more. Get your...

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Cannabis-Infused Face Masks for Your Skin
Oct15

Cannabis-Infused Face Masks for Your Skin

cannadish.net Cannabis-Infused Face Masks for Your Skin   Cannabis-infused masks are rapidly gaining popularity, along with other CBD products. It is estimated that the global CBD market reaches $2,177.99 million by 2023. Given the abundance of research on marijuana-related effects, it is not surprising that more and more people decide to try out these products and experience their benefits.  Benefits of Marijuana Face Masks...

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2020 Market Season – now until October 31st
Oct10

2020 Market Season – now until October 31st

  2020 Market Season – now until October 31st Saturdays – TBK Bank Parking Lot 8 AM to 12 Noon (9 AM in October) Social distancing plans in place! (no pets/dogs allowed at the market) “It is the mission of the Durango Farmers Market to strengthen community ties to agriculture: by providing a venue for regional agricultural producers to sell their products; by preserving open space; by promoting healthy farming...

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Eat Local Month – Durango
Oct06

Eat Local Month – Durango

A monthlong celebration of Durango’s best local food! Put together by Local First in Durango. 2020 has been a challenge for all of us, but especially for our local restaurants and purveyors who are such a large part of what makes Durango special! Come celebrate the local food businesses that make this such a delicious place to live. New This Year Four weeks, each with its own theme and gourmet “take-home” dinner every Friday. Pick-up...

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Beyond Pumpkin Spice: The Benefits of Cinnamon for Blood Sugar, Infections, and More
Sep25

Beyond Pumpkin Spice: The Benefits of Cinnamon for Blood Sugar, Infections, and More

As soon as the sun sets on the last day of summer, the world seems to explode with warm fall spices. We start to see cinnamon candles, baked goods, and bundles of cinnamon sticks as decor. While pumpkin spice takes center stage, it’s not actually the pumpkin you’re after – it’s the cinnamon with other warm spices that make your chilly nights extra cozy. You may think of it as a flavor enhancer, but the health benefits of cinnamon are...

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Why Exercise Alone Can’t Take Off Weight
Jul17

Why Exercise Alone Can’t Take Off Weight

You exercise and exercise, but the weight still doesn’t come off the way you’d like. Find out why you have to attend to your nutrition first before exercise can have an impact.

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Proteins + Veggies + Dietary Fat = Health
Jul03

Proteins + Veggies + Dietary Fat = Health

Jolie Ensign, nutritionist with Habit, recommends that you keep a journal about the foods you eat, not to count calories, but to observe how foods make you feel mentally and physically.

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Durango Farmers Market Open
Jun11

Durango Farmers Market Open

Did you know that the farmers market is open for business in 2020? 2020 Market Season – now until October 31st Saturdays – TBK Bank Parking Lot 8 AM to 12 Noon (9 AM in October) Social distancing plans in place! The Market will be funtioning as a “food chain supplier” or basically, a local out-door grocery store! We will not be focusing on the “community gathering place” environment we normally...

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Durango Farmers Market Open for Business
May08

Durango Farmers Market Open for Business

Durango, Colorado is a community that is tightly woven and significantly strives to better one another and grow as a whole. That is the overall goal of the Durango Farmers Market! The farmers market will be open for business once again starting Saturday, May 9th and will continue until October. The vendors from this market are not only just from Durango, but also the entire region! La Plata, Montezuma, Archuleta, San Juan CO and San...

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A Love for Weeds: Garden Pest Appreciation
Apr24

A Love for Weeds: Garden Pest Appreciation

Good day all! It has been a wonderfully sunny spring this year! With this fantastic weather comes the natural explosion of wide variety of weeds. This makes maintaining gardens and yards a lot more trouble than it needs to be. In this part of Colorado we see a great deal of leafy greens pop up such as Dandelions, Curly/Yellow Dock, Common Mallow, Prickly Lettuce, and so much more. The plants I’ve just listed are known to many...

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Benefits of CBG (Cannabigerol)
Apr24

Benefits of CBG (Cannabigerol)

About CBG Cannabigerol (CBG) is one of more than 120 identified cannabinoid compounds found in the cannabis plant.  It was first discovered in 1964 as a component of hashish. It was later discovered in that CBGA (cannabigerolic acid) is the first cannabinoid formed in plants–cannabis’ first expression.  CBGA is then converted into other cannabinoids, primarily tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) or cannabidiol (CBD), leaving about 1%...

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Manna Soup Kitchen Continues to Provide for our Community during Quarantine
Apr14

Manna Soup Kitchen Continues to Provide for our Community during Quarantine

Each week for the last several years, we have highlighted a “lifestyle” aspect of life in La Plata County. This week, our focus is one of huge importance, especially in these times. Since 1985, locals have worked together to provide meals for those in need at The Manna Soup Kitchen. “The mission of Manna is to provide, in the spirit of faith and love, nourishing meals and supportive services in an atmosphere of acceptance and caring...

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The Magic of Mullein: Cowboy TP & More!
Apr10

The Magic of Mullein: Cowboy TP & More!

To many of us living in this beautiful little corner of Colorado Mullein is a fairly common sight. It can be recognized by its distinct towering rod-like stem that has an incredibly soft feel to its leaves and flowers. It’s no wonder it earned the name back in the old west as Cowboy Toilet Paper. This might come in handy if we keep seeing the toilet paper keep flying off our shelves! Most of the time we pass the plant by,...

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