Health & Wellness

Keeping Kids “Sun-Safe”

With the school year over and summer officially here, kids are spending more time outdoors. Exposure to the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays increases skin cancer risk, which can be dangerous and even deadly. Suffering one or more blistering sunburns in childhood or adolescence more than doubles a person’s chances of developing potentially deadly melanoma later in life. However, skin cancer is highly preventable, and adopting a complete sun protection regimen can drastically reduce skin cancer risk. There are many things parents and caregivers can do to keep children sun-safe, whether they are at camp, the beach, or just in the backyard.

“Children are more sensitive to the sun, and the sun’s rays are strongest during the summer months, when children tend

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Healthy Kids

Do you need health insurance for your kids? Are you having trouble paying high monthly premiums? Boulder County Healthy Kids helps eligible families enroll in the Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) and Medicaid programs.

Benefits include preventative care, immunizations, dental care, emergency visits, prescriptions, mental health services, vision, and more. The income guidelines for CHP+ are higher than other governmental programs,

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The Skinny on Fats

By Dr. Sara Hart, ND, MSOM, LAc

Deep fried pickles, a rack of ribs, sweet potato fries and pan roasted duck breast are some of the menu favorites here in Lyons.  Who doesn’t want to indulge in the bottom of a keg filled with fried foods from time to time?  While this might sound appealing, it also makes many folks'

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The Fat About Fats


Last week  in the article, “The Skinny on Fats.” I wrote about the information we can gather from understanding our blood work results relating to our body's fat metabolism; cholesterol, triglycerides and more.

In many cases, the culprit for imbalances in our fat metabolism is the liver.  What is helpful to understand, is that fats do make us fat, when they are the bad fats. 

As our society transitioned from an agrarian culture influenced primarily from ancestral dietary traditions, the convenience factor started

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The Magic Of Enzymes

By Dr. Sara Hart, ND, MSOM, LAc

Enzymes are one of nature’s most amazing substances.  As complex chemical structures, enzymes interact in every part of our bodies to transform substances from one product to the next.  Enzymes are responsible for our metabolism, digestion, break down of waste products, energy production, immune activity, and much more!  Enzymes require certain conditions in order to be most efficient at their tasks.  Minding our enzymes may make or break our state of health!

Enzymes interact in every aspect of human physiology.  They work as a lock and key mechanism, specifically matching the substance that they are made to break apart or transform.  If we go without one enzyme, this can serve as an obstacle to many other steps in our bodies functioning. A common example of enzymes effect in our health is

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