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Monthly Archives: March 2018

 

Top 3 Benefits for Juicing Raw Cannabis

March 31st, 2018

Cannabis can be consumed in several forms. You can smoke it, vape it, eat it, and apply it topically to your skin to be absorbed into the blood stream. One way to take advantage of the health benefits of cannabis is to add the plant to your diet. A lot of people think about eating hemp foods, or hemp protein powder when they think about consuming cannabis for nutrition. Another way, growing in popularity, is to juice raw cannabis leaves like you would any other fruit or vegetable. Health and Wellness The health benefits of juicing raw cannabis come in many forms. First, you have similar nutritional... Read More

How To Break Up With a Jerk

March 31st, 2018

Breaking up is hard to do. So, why am I writing about breaking up with a jerk?  Because that is even harder to do.  Let me explain.  Breaking up with a nice person is hard, but you can count on them handling it properly – no bad behavior, inappropriate comments or angry outbursts.  A jerk, on the other hand, is selfish and mean and doesn’t want to let you go.  I’ve seen some advice, both good and bad, about breaking up with a jerk, and I hope to provide a map of the high road for ending things with your jerk. Social media break up is a no- no.  Don’t tell your jerk that you don’t... Read More

An Interview with Artist Lauren E. Anthony

March 31st, 2018

I’ve always loved looking at paintings and wondering what was going on in the artist’s mind. What kind of message they wanted to convey. Sometimes it’s simple. A park, some trees, lovely day. But when you get into abstract art, it gets a little trickier. It’s definitely an acquired taste. I personally enjoy the room for interpretation. It gives the viewer a small sense of participation in the beauty. I feel like I connect more with something that takes some time to interpret. This week I had the opportunity to talk to local artist Lauren E. Anthony, who specializes in abstract styles. JH:... Read More

Glenwood Springs

March 31st, 2018

If you need some last minute spring break plans, Glenwood Springs is only two hours from Denver and has plenty to keep you busy for a few days. Here’s our 2 day itinerary: On your first day, get your adrenaline junkie ass to Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park. It has some of the most unique rides in the country, including the Alpine Coaster (watch the video here), the Giant Canyon Swing (check it out here) and the new Haunted Mine Drop – it plunges 110 feet underground into a mine shaft, and it’s gotten a ton of accolades in the 8 months it’s been open. Best of all – it’s open... Read More

Cardiovascular Fitness May Be A Piece of the Puzzle for Reducing Risk for Dementia

March 29th, 2018

There’s a very strong connection between cardiovascular health—the health of your heart and circulatory system—and the health of your brain, so it makes sense that a longitudinal study of women indicated that those with the highest levels of cardiovascular fitness had an 88% lower risk for dementia. About 5.4 million people in the United States are estimated to be living with Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia. The Swedish study involved 191 women in Sweden, 38 to 60 years old, who completed an evaluation of their cardiovascular fitness. The women’s workload... Read More

Colorado Rockies – Business as Usual

March 27th, 2018

Like sipping a cold microbrew in the cheap seats at Coors Field, I can still taste the success of last year’s Colorado Rockies.  With a 87-75 record and our first playoff game in almost ten years, Spring couldn’t come soon enough.  I doubted the Monfort family, I didn’t want to “trust the process”, but the organization proved me wrong.  The 2018 Rockies brought almost everyone back and even opened up their wallet to sign the top reliever in baseball, Wade Davis, to a huge contract. Blake Street is booming, roof top bars are stocking up, kids are dusting off their gloves, but there’s... Read More

Avourneen & Swallow Hill

March 27th, 2018

Serendipity strikes when you least expect it. I haven’t talked much about my “muggle” job in these columns because it’s far less interesting than my “unicorn” life. I do laboratory diagnostics for an acute care hospital. It’s a critically important job, it’s more complicated than you might think, and it has the potential to be astonishingly yucky. My feelings about it are mixed. However, it did once lead me, serendipitously, into a real treasure. Some time ago, I was working with a doctor who was notorious both for being abrasive and aggressive. He was also quite short. “Doctor... Read More

A Comedy of Terror

March 25th, 2018

I’m writing this on Saturday, March 24. A day earlier, President Donald Trump signed a $1.3 trillion spending package into law. He almost didn’t sign it, and as usual, a bunch of drama started with a tweet. After serious negotiations between Republicans and Democrats to avoid the third government shutdown this year, an omnibus spending bill was cobbled together. Nobody was entirely happy with it, which means it was a fair piece of legislation. The President was ready to sign it…until he wasn’t. He tweeted that he was considering a veto, which would have caused another shutdown. For... Read More

Top 5 Organic Hemp Protein Powders

March 24th, 2018

Why is hemp protein so good for you? Well, there are many health benefits of hemp, and below you’ll find the top 5 organic hemp protein powders. You can easily add any of these to your diet for a healthy boost of protein, dietary fiber, minerals, and antioxidants. All of these brands offer a pure organic hemp protein powder, which has a mild taste and nutty like flavor. You can drink it with your favorite plant milk, add it to smoothies, homemade protein or granola bars, and baked goods. Hemp protein powder is made from the seeds of the hemp plant. Hemp seeds have the ideal 3:1 balance of omega... Read More

Standard Treatment for Injuries May Be Counterproductive

March 24th, 2018

If you have ever been injured, you probably heard that you should employ RICE – rest, ice, compression and elevation—to speed recovery.  You may have taken ibuprofen or another anti-inflammatory medication to relieve pain and speed healing. New research suggests we shouldn’t be using ice or NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) to recover from many injuries. NSAIDs actually slow the healing of injured muscles, tendons, ligament, and bones. Why? NSAIDs work by inhibiting the production of prostaglandins.  Prostaglandins are produced as a result of the inflammatory response and may... Read More