Health

HEALTHY LIVING: Sugar Is a Weight-Loss Enemy
Apr11

HEALTHY LIVING: Sugar Is a Weight-Loss Enemy

Eating foods high in sugary carbohydrates may satisfy an immediate craving, but it just sets up a vicious cycle of energy booms and busts that contributes to formation of body fat.

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Deep Sleep Optimizes the Glymphatic System
Apr11

Deep Sleep Optimizes the Glymphatic System

It wasn’t very long ago that scientists discovered a mechanism for the brain to remove toxins, called the glymphatic system, and now can link its efficiency to the quality of sleep. The glymphatic system behaves much the same way as the lymphatic system but is managed by glial cells in the brain. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) supplies nutrients to and removes toxins from the brain. The glymphatic system is like plumbing that surrounds the...

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How millennials are changing real estate
Apr11

How millennials are changing real estate

Millennials seem to influence all industries. But who are they? Who are the ones we refer to as the Millennials? They are the largest up and coming generation of the present era. The generations that are born between the 1982 and 2000 are referred to as Millennials, and around the world, they are more than 80 million in number. They have great purchasing power so they are the main factor that influences the lucrative market. The real...

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Fort Lewis College Spring Commencement Set for April 26-27
Apr09

Fort Lewis College Spring Commencement Set for April 26-27

Fort Lewis College Spring Commencement will take place Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27 in Whalen Gymnasium. About 480 students will graduate in three ceremonies held at 3pm on Friday, and 10am and 1pm on Saturday. “Our graduating students are ready to do great things with their degrees from FLC, and as an institution we are already so proud of what they’ve accomplished and look forward to supporting them as alumni,” says...

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Mama Z’s Essential Oil Bug Repellent
Apr08

Mama Z’s Essential Oil Bug Repellent

Since we have had a wetter winter and may have good rains this spring, mosquitoes could be a problem… Below is a natural solution to keep mosquitoes away! There are many oils that work, and even ready-made blends you can purchase, but we’ve found this DIY blend works well, and mixed with skin-friendly jojoba oil it not only smells good, it’ll leave your skin feeling great too! If you’re worried about toxins and chemicals found...

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HEALTHY LIVING: Become a Fat-Burning Machine
Apr05

HEALTHY LIVING: Become a Fat-Burning Machine

Dr. Ashley Lucas with PHD Weight Loss explains how a low-carb diet is more effective at reducing fat and your weight than exercise alone. You have to eat dietary fat, not sugar, to burn fat.

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HEALTHY LIVING: Glaucoma, the Silent Disease
Apr05

HEALTHY LIVING: Glaucoma, the Silent Disease

Dr. Moss Fenberg with Southwest Retina Consultants explains the symptoms of glaucoma, why it’s important to get your eyes checked regularly, and what some treatments might be.

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Research: Bisphenol A (BPA) Causes 100x More Harm Than Previously Imagined
Apr04

Research: Bisphenol A (BPA) Causes 100x More Harm Than Previously Imagined

Research: Bisphenol A (BPA) Causes 100x More Harm Than Previously Imagined Written By: Sayer Ji, Founder © Saturday, December 6th 2014 at 5:45 pm GreenMedInfo LLC. This work is reproduced and distributed with the permission of GreenMedInfo LLC. Want to learn more from GreenMedInfo? Sign up for the newsletter here http://www.greenmedinfo.com/greenmed/newsletter. A recent study reveals just how profoundly misled we are about Bisphenol A...

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Why You Should Never Touch Receipts
Apr04

Why You Should Never Touch Receipts

Why You Should Never Touch Receipts Written By: Sayer Ji, Founder © Sunday, March 10th 2019 at 2:00 pm GreenMedInfo LLC. This work is reproduced and distributed with the permission of GreenMedInfo LLC. Want to learn more from GreenMedInfo? Sign up for the newsletter here http://www.greenmedinfo.com/greenmed/newsletter. Keeping your receipts may make good financial sense, but handling them involves significant health risks you should...

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Natural Insect Repellent – Essential Oils or Tinctures
Apr04

Natural Insect Repellent – Essential Oils or Tinctures

Catnip tincture.  On the repellency scale DEET is +10 (and toxic), catnip is +49-50 on a scale of 100 according to Iowa State U research.  Actually the scale goes from minus 100 (attractant) to positive 100 (repellant).  You can spray on the tincture made out of 190 proof ethanol from flowering tops of the fresh plant.  It evaporates quickly though so reapply hourly if done this way.   I have catnip growing here (it’s easy to grow)...

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Hemp Farmer Wants More Markets for Miracle Plant
Mar29

Hemp Farmer Wants More Markets for Miracle Plant

If local hemp farmer Derek MacGuffie had his way, everyone would wear hemp clothing and build houses out of hemp material. The biggest hurdle? Not enough markets to sell the raw product.

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Here Are the Reasons Americans Are Using Medical Pot
Mar29

Here Are the Reasons Americans Are Using Medical Pot

Patients use medical cannabis to treat the symptoms of a wide variety of ailments—but only some of those uses are actually backed up by science. A new study out Monday, however, suggests the vast majority of patients are prescribed medical pot for conditions like chronic pain and multiple sclerosis, for which there is good research supporting the use of cannabis. In light of their findings, the authors say it’s high time that cannabis...

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Why Increased Pot Use in Colorado Is Sending More People to the Hospital
Mar29

Why Increased Pot Use in Colorado Is Sending More People to the Hospital

Reefer madness isn’t a thing. But a new study out Tuesday is the latest to show that pot use, especially with edibles, can sometimes cause health problems serious enough to prompt a trip to the hospital. It found that people in Colorado have increasingly sought emergency care for cannabis-related symptoms like anxiety, rapid heartbeat, and a strange syndrome characterized by intense vomiting since recreational cannabis was legalized...

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Slow Cooker Bison and Vegetable Stew
Mar22

Slow Cooker Bison and Vegetable Stew

Slow Cooker Bison and Vegetable Stew Servings 6-8 Ingredients 2 lbs grass-fed bison cut into 1-inch cubes 1/2 lb carrots chopped 4 stalks celery chopped 1 red onion chopped 1 large Japanese sweet potato chopped into 1-inch cubes 1 bunch organic kale torn into small pieces 2 cloves garlic minced 1 Tbls fresh rosemary 1 tsp sea salt 1 tsp black pepper 4 cups beef bone broth Servings: 6 Units: US Imperial Instructions Add all ingredients...

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Escalante Students Grow Lettuce in Winter
Mar22

Escalante Students Grow Lettuce in Winter

When the romaine lettuce recall occurred last fall, Escalante Middle School students kept Durango schools in lettuce leaves thanks to a hydroponic garden they’re tending.

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Why Exercise Doesn’t Always Help You Lose Weight
Mar15

Why Exercise Doesn’t Always Help You Lose Weight

Dr. Ashley Lucas with PHD Weight Loss explains why exercise alone isn’t enough to lose weight and why changing your eating habits is more effective.

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HEALTHY LIVING: Why exercising isn’t enough
Mar01

HEALTHY LIVING: Why exercising isn’t enough

Are you exercising like crazy, but still aren’t losing the weight you wanted? Learn why exercise doesn’t work as a weight-loss strategy and why you need to change what you eat to lose weight.

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High Altitude Baking TIP
Feb23

High Altitude Baking TIP

Even those who’ve lived in the Rocky Mountains for years need a reminder how to adjust a baking recipe for HIGH ALTITUDE. Adjustment for 5,000 feet and above: Reduce baking powder: for each teaspoon, decrease 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon. Reduce sugar: for each cup, decrease 0 to 2 tablespoons. Increase liquid: for each cup, add 2 to 4 tablespoons. Increase oven temperature by 25 degrees F.   Post courtesy of Jim Wotkyns Blog.  Read more...

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Healthy Living: What Should Your Ideal Weight Be?
Feb14

Healthy Living: What Should Your Ideal Weight Be?

Learn why Dr. Ashley Lucas with PHD Weight Loss says that the body-mass index scale doesn’t always give you a true assessment of your ideal weight. She tells you why.

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Study Reveals Curry’s Amazing Artery-Opening Properties
Feb13

Study Reveals Curry’s Amazing Artery-Opening Properties

Did you know that a single culinary serving of spices in the form of curry can dilate your arteries, preventing the cardiovascular harms associated with eating common foods? While spices are thought of mainly as culinary agents for the aesthetical enhancement of the flavor of food, they are also powerful medicinal agents, and in certain respects may actually mitigate the harms of things we like to eat that may not be as good for us as...

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