Weight loss and the Placebo Effect

Weight loss and the Placebo Effect

As I was eating my egg white omelette and peas – yes, peas – for breakfast, I ran across an article in my newsfeed unceremoniously informing me that eating breakfast is not as important as once thought. Breakfast may not in fact jump start the metabolism as many studies have found. What? I’m sure many […]

Marijuana – Finding Freedom from Addiction

Marijuana - Finding Freedom from Addiction

A few weeks ago a college student from a university in Colorado came into an interview with a recruiter from a large national corporation (the recruiter reported to a friend of mine who heads up university relations and college recruiting). Based on telltale signs around smoking marijuana, she asked the student if he was high […]

To improve your health, change your mental zip code

To improve your health, change your mental zip code

Right now there are a number of conversations going on about how your physical address might affect your health. Which begs the question – if you’re experiencing bad health, or bad health seems to be the trend in your community, should you move to a so-called healthier community? city? or even state? What if your […]

How mental dieting can contribute to weight loss

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Dieting trends and fads seem to be as numerous as the stars.  Yet watching food intake, exercise and counting calories in whatever dietary form that might take is not all that can be done to be healthier and to lose weight.  Watching how you think about self-image – mental dieting – has emotional and physical […]

Healthy approaches to the stress and trauma of a natural disaster.

Healthy approaches to the stress and trauma of a natural disaster.

The aftermath of traumatic events like the wildfires in the Southwest and Mountain States as well as flooding in places like Colorado – where 24 counties are still affected, Colorado United – continues to have long term effects on families and business. These effects certainly include a toll on health and wellbeing. In the face […]

Is a Meaningful Life More Important than Diet and Exercise?

Meaningful Life More Important Than Diet and Exercise?

While it may be difficult to dispute the inevitability of aging, do we have to accept that it will come with certain predetermined negative effects? Recently, I came across a young girl with bleach blonde highlights, practicing her skateboarding in an elementary school parking lot.  She was decked out in wrist guards, elbow pads, knee […]

An Uncommon Health Tip for Outdoor Enthusiasts

An Uncommon Health Tip for Outdoor Enthusiasts

If you’re getting out on the trail this weekend to enjoy the scenery and get a little healthy exercise, you are in good company.  A recent study conducted by The Outdoor Industry Association, a Boulder, Colorado based not-for-profit company, gives some pretty good figures showing the popularity of outdoor enthusiasm. It turns out the annual consumer […]