Fatigue and Devotion, what will you choose?, by Nicola Dehlinger, ND (September 2022)

Last week I went for a hike. About halfway through, I sat down by the Creekside to better enjoy the beauty all around me. And I was struck by the awareness of how deeply fatigued I felt. 

Beating the Breakfast Blues, by Nicola Dehlinger, ND (August 2022)

How do you like to start your day? Do you know that those first few choices each morning will set your brain up for what you continue to choose for the rest of the day?

Breaking old patterns is necessary, by Nicola Dehlinger, ND (June 2022)

About a year and a half ago I decided to blow up a belief I’ve been carrying my whole life – that I couldn’t (and shouldn’t!) sing.

Burnout is Real, by Nicola Dehlinger, ND (June 2022)

Disengaged. Not motivated. Tired. Unhappy.Not sleeping well. The body is achy or tight. Impatient. Irritable. These are just a handful of symptoms that you might be feeling, especially lately.

The Detox and Your Liver, by Nicola Dehlinger, ND

The Joy of Stress
Adapted from presentation given by Nicola Dehlinger, ND and Melaney Sreenan, PhD on 12/3/12.

Self Care and Self Worth, by Nicola Dehlinger, ND
When we talk about taking care of ourselves, most of us say that we don’t have time. I would challenge you to take a deeper look at that response and ask if that is the whole truth

How to Dance Gracefully with Stress, by Nicola Dehlinger, ND
Let’s face it: daily stress is inevitable for the vast majority of us. Buzzwords like “balance” and “stress management” float all around us, but do we know what that really means? Or better yet, why it’s important?

Spending Dollars that Support your Values, by Nicola Dehlinger, ND
A consortium of organizations get together to host local Homegrown Retreat each year including Turtle Lake Refuge, Cooking Matters, Healthy Lifestyle La Plata, the Garden Project of SW Colorado, CSU Extension office, Fort Lewis Environmental Center, and Healthy Community Food Systems.

One Soda a Day and Diabetes Risk, by Nicola Dehlinger, ND
A recent study coming out of Europe (which corroborates with North American research) demonstrates that drinking one can (12oz) of sugar-sweetened soda a day is enough to increase risk of type II Diabetes by 22%.

Health Benefits of Root Vegetables, by Nicola Dehlinger, ND
Walking at the farmer’s market or in the produce section of the grocery store, you will see rows and rows of amazing root vegetables, all in season, delicious and affordable. Because these veggies are incredibly healthful, we wanted to introduce you to ones you may not be familiar with, or help you get acquainted with others in a more intimate way.

Practice Makes Perfect, by Nicola Dehlinger, ND
It can be hard to motivate to make changes – they can often feel daunting and overwhelming. Oftentimes, we are best served by making small, daily changes rather than taking on a whole new lifestyle personality.

Lowering Blood Pressure by Adding Flax Seeds into Your Diet, by Nicola Dehlinger, ND
A double-blind, placebo controlled study by Dr. Delfin Rodriguez just came out of LA that demonstrated the largest decrease in blood pressure (BP) (10 mm Hg systolic and 7mm Hg diastolic after six months) ever shown by any dietary intervention.

Staying Well Hydrated, by Nicola Dehlinger, ND
Hydration is essential not only for optimal physical functioning, but for ideal mental-emotional health as well. Anytime of year this can be challenging, but during the summer it can be even more so. And for those of us living in drier climates, we may not realize how much fluid we are losing.

Homogenization and Pasteurization, by Nicola Dehlinger, ND
I have a question about dairy: does the widespread sensitivity so many people experience digesting dairy impact those who drink raw milk from grass fed cows? It seems like sensitivities would come from homogenization and pasteurization processes which create larger (and less natural) molecules. This is something I’ve been curious about and I’d appreciate any thoughts you have on it.

A Word About Gratitude and its Impact on Your Health, by Nicola Dehlinger, ND
A growing body of research-driven evidence reveals physical and psychological improvements when people choose to engage more readily with what has been described as the most neglected emotion – gratitude.

Digging Deep for Optimal Nutrition, by Nicola Dehlinger, ND
Root vegetables can be intimidating. Most of them have thick, strange looking skin and can look like they’re from outer space.  Some root vegetables are given the cold shoulder because they have the reputation of tasting earthy and even bitter.

Enjoy the Sweetness of the Season, by Nicola Dehlinger, ND
Do you love the taste of sugary treats but wish there was a healthier way to enjoy them?  This holiday season, there’s no reason to ditch the traditions that support and give context to our lives.

Making Resolutions Real, by Nicola Dehlinger, ND
The new year is a time where a lot of us reflect on life – what’s working, what’s not and how we can improve.  We are coming down off of the “holiday high” with lots of baked goods, cocktails and sweet treats have left us feeling a little low.  We want to jump on the bandwagon of motivation – THIS is the moment to make those big changes we’ve been talking about for months. 

Reflections on COVID, by Nicola Dehlinger, ND

Due to the recent increase in COVID cases lately, concern has become higher and many of us are looking for some extra support and guidance.  My hope is that sharing my experience and the gifts that came from it will be a point of light in the darkness.  It was an interesting experience on so many levels….

On Being Right, by Nicola Dehlinger, ND

Most of us have grown up in a culture that values being “right”.  We are taught to solve problems – and that there’s only one “good” solution.  We are taught to categorize “same” from “different” – which often comes with a judgment of “different from me is bad/wrong”.  We learn to take multiple choice tests where there is literally only one correct answer.

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