Food & Nutrition

HEALTHY LIVING: Protein and Exercise
Dec15

HEALTHY LIVING: Protein and Exercise

Maintaining your muscle mass is an important key to staying healthy while losing weight. Learn how regulating your levels of protein also plays a part on this installment of Healthy Living, featuring Ashley Lucas with PHD Advanced Nutrition.

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Drinking water all over the world contaminated with plastic, researchers find
Nov30

Drinking water all over the world contaminated with plastic, researchers find

A new study shows that literally billions of people are drinking water contaminated by plastic particles, with a stunning 83 percent of tap water samples from around the globe registering microplastic pollution. From the faucets of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) office building to kitchens in residential neighborhoods in New Delhi, plastic pollution has penetrated our world – with frightening implications. To learn...

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Thanksgiving Farmer’s Market
Nov13

Thanksgiving Farmer’s Market

THANKSGIVING MARKET Sat. Nov 18, 9am to 1pm Go LOCAL this year and join us! Featuring locally grown fresh veggies, meats, cheeses, and more for your Thanksgiving meal. Plus, get a jump on your holiday shopping with unique and useful items from our quality local Artisans. @ La Plata Fairgrounds, outside in the breezeway (on the same day as the GardenSwartz Extravaganza and Rocky Mountain Chocolate Sale) Rain, Snow, or Shine:) More info...

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HEALTHY LIVING: Dietary Fat Is Your Friend
Nov03

HEALTHY LIVING: Dietary Fat Is Your Friend

Appropriate amounts of dietary fat like butter and bacon aren’t bad. In fact, research shows that it helps you stave off hunger and burn more body fat.

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Holiday Stuffed Squash
Nov02

Holiday Stuffed Squash

Serves 4 Ingredients: • 2 acorn squash or other winter squash • 1 lb ground turkey • ½ sweet onion, chopped • 2 celery stalks • 1 apple, chopped • ¼ cup dried cranberries • 2 tsp garlic powder • 1 tsp rosemary • 1 tsp thyme • 1 tsp oregano • 1 tsp black pepper • ½ tsp sea salt Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Half each squash and scoop out seeds to create 4 bowls. Place squash face down on baking sheet and bake in oven...

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Don’t Miss the Last Durango Farmers Market of 2017
Oct16

Don’t Miss the Last Durango Farmers Market of 2017

The Durango Farmers Market is nearly wrapped up for the season.  Their last two dates are Saturday 10/21 and 10/28, 9 AM to Noon. Don’t miss your last chance to pick up these locally grown goods this year! Located at First National Bank of Durango parking lot  ~  259 West 9th Street Get more info: durangofarmersmarket.com

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Cinnamon Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes
Oct12

Cinnamon Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes

Cinnamon Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes are a delicious, sugar-free breakfast option for you and your family! Pumpkins are a nutritious squash loaded with vitamins and minerals, particularly beta-carotene. This antioxidant which gives pumpkins their orange color, is converted to vitamin A to support your immune system and eye health. Cook up this autumn-inspired recipe for a great start to your day! Ingredients: 3/4 cup canned organic pumpkin...

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Gluten Free Chicken and Mushroom Stroganoff

Dr. Amy Myers: If you are craving flavor, this AIP-approved take on traditional stroganoff definitely does the trick! You can cook a whole chicken if you are feeling ambitious, but you can use a pre-cooked rotisserie chicken from your local grocery store to save time. Also, this recipe can get you started on meal prep for the week – only half the chicken is used! Take advantage of the leftovers for other recipes throughout the...

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The Trouble with Carbohydrates – Healthy Living
Sep08

The Trouble with Carbohydrates – Healthy Living

Learn how carbohydrates can torpedo your efforts to lose weight.

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HEALTHY LIVING: Avoiding the Carbohydrate Trap
Sep01

HEALTHY LIVING: Avoiding the Carbohydrate Trap

It’s not a lack of willpower that makes it difficult to lose weight. It’s what you eat.

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Healthy Living: Dietary Fat
Aug03

Healthy Living: Dietary Fat

Avoid sugar to reduce your weight.

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Durango Farmers Market, Saturdays 8-12
Jul11

Durango Farmers Market, Saturdays 8-12

Don’t forget to check out the Durango Farmers market, all summer long! The Durango Farmers Market is a venue for local agriculturalists, artisans, ready-to-eat, value-added, and service vendors to meet and share the fruits of their labor with the Durango community. THE DURANGO FARMERS MARKET IS HELD IN THE PARKING LOT OF FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF DURANGO, AT 259 WEST 9TH STREET. THE PARKING LOT IS ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE BANK,...

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Healthy Living: Exercise and Weight Loss
Jul07

Healthy Living: Exercise and Weight Loss

If you find it difficult to lose weight, do you beat yourself up for not exercising enough? Surprise! Exercise has very little to do with weight loss. Find out why from Dr. Ashley Lucas with PHD Advanced Nutrition.

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Eat Local Harvest Dinner, Sept. 9th
Jun20

Eat Local Harvest Dinner, Sept. 9th

The second annual Eat Local Harvest Dinner will be held at 5 p.m. Sept. 9th on the Smiley Building lawn, 1309 East Third Ave. The meal will benefit Local First and community agricultural producers, with locally sourced fine dining prepared by chefs from Cyprus Cafe, El Moro Tavern, Eolus Bar and Dining, The Ore House, and more. Cocktails will be served at 5 p.m. with dinner beginning at 6 p.m. Tickets are $100 and includes wine,...

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Overcome Yo-Yo Dieting
Jun15

Overcome Yo-Yo Dieting

If you’ve tried to lose weight in the past only to gain it back, stop thinking of yourself as a failure. Ashley Lucas with PHD Advanced Nutrition shares advice from her research into weight loss challenges and successes.

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Durango Farmers Market
Jun05

Durango Farmers Market

  The Durango Farmers Market will be starting the 10th of June this year. Get ready for good produce and great people! The Farmers Market will be held every Saturday until the 28th of October this year.   Durango Farmers Market a fun stop for the whole family!! The Farmers Market brings in farmers from our community to share the products from there farms straight to you! Trying to bring in a healthy lifestyle to our community....

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Healthy Living – Low Cost Blood Screenings
May26

Healthy Living – Low Cost Blood Screenings

Now you can order your own set of blood screenings with a doctor’s appointment. Take hold of your own health with this new program from San Juan Regional Medical Center.

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What You Need to Know About Detoxing & Cleansing this Spring
Apr25

What You Need to Know About Detoxing & Cleansing this Spring

This article has been provided courtesy of Superfood specialist Derek Van Atta and Sarvaa Superfood. Is Cleansing Right for You? Have you ever asked your body how it’s feeling? Like, “Hey there…How are you feeling today?” For many of us this practice seems strange. Yet opening up a ‘conversation’ with your body can be very helpful.  How does your body communicate to you? Sometimes, being honest...

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Cortez Farmers Market opens registration for returning vendors
Apr25

Cortez Farmers Market opens registration for returning vendors

This article was first published in The Cortez Journal As the Cortez Farmers Market prepares to open for business, registration has already opened for returning vendors. The market, which includes produce sellers from Montezuma and Dolores counties, will be open every Saturday morning from June through October in the parking lot near the Montezuma County Building on 109 W. Main St. This year, the market’s board of directors has...

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Top 7 Ways to Avoid Fluoride
Apr17

Top 7 Ways to Avoid Fluoride

This information has been provided courtesy of Sarvaa Superfood Should You Avoid Fluoride? In a world where chemicals are part of our daily experience, it is important to know which chemicals to avoid.  Fluoride is one of the most present chemicals in our lives, and we are exposed to it through our food, water, and hygienic products.  Fluoride is naturally present in many of our foods and water sources, but at a far lower level ppm...

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