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You have to go see Carly.
That’s what Ryan Sharp, owner of White Lotus Therapeutics, has been telling me for weeks. In October, he opened a wellness center in Highland that offers massage treatments, yoga classes, and, unexpectedly, consultations in Ayurveda, an Indian branch of medicine...
March 24 2017, 2:25 PM
Photo courtesy of iThrive Plan
If you or a loved one is diagnosed with cancer, it’s no longer a death sentence. In fact, cancer deaths decreased by a whopping 20.1 percent nationwide from 1980 to 2014. But the growing number of survivors creates another problem. Until recently, hospitals and clinics haven’t addressed...
March 20 2017, 2:15 PM
Photo by Jessica Ruscello / Unsplash
Most adventure-loving Coloradans understand that exploring the wilderness comes with a side of risk. Packing the right gear and bringing along a stocked first aid kit is second nature when we’re heading to remote locations. But most of us aren’t aware that the forests and fields we’re trekking...
March 6 2017, 1:45 PM
The left image (purple) is a brain without amyloid plaques; the right (more red) shows build-ups of the protein, indicating a likelihood of Alzheimer's disease.
—Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons/National Institute on Aging
It was 1906 when German neuropathologist Alois Alzheimer first identified the mysterious brain disease that would bear his name. In the 100-plus years that have passed since then, the incidence rate has skyrocketed: A third of Americans 85 and older suffer from Alzheimer’s disease,...
February 27 2017, 3:00 PM
Photo by Kristen Hatgi Sink; styling by Nicole Dominic
When Tran Wills first opened Base Coat Nail Salon in Berkeley in 2013, she was motivated by her own adverse reaction to the harsh smells and chemicals she’d experienced at a salon. She wanted to create a non-toxic environment where her clients could truly relax—instead of worrying about their...
February 6 2017, 1:50 PM
All photos courtesy of Aillea
Colorado winters bring out the worst in our skin, creating dry, cracked, and peeling sections that often have us running for the moisturizer several times a day. But that might not be the best route to go: Most popular facial lotions contain alcohol and parabens—a certain class of preservatives...
January 31 2017, 3:25 PM
—Photo courtesy of Rise Above Colorado
A few weeks ago, my story on the local impacts of the opioid epidemic, including both heroin and prescription drug addiction, was published in this year’s issue of 5280 Health. I focused mostly on stories of and solutions to adult addiction, but many of the addicts mentioned started using...
January 25 2017, 10:00 AM
Race you to that big cash register-looking building. Courtesy of Flickr.
As we’re now in week two of 2017, it’s an appropriate time to ask: Have you broken your New Year’s resolution yet?
If that seems a little harsh, consider that a few of you would already have to answer yes.
The unfortunate truth is that 75 percent of “resolutioners” will have abandoned their...
January 11 2017, 1:50 PM