Quandary Peak: A Hike Review

sheep live high up on Quandary Peak

Quandary Peak is one of Colorado’s “14ers.” Colorado has the most 14ers in the U.S. – 53 – and Quandary Peak is the 14th highest at 14,265 feet, located in Breckenridge, CO. 4 trails that take you to the top: East Ridge: 3,450 ft. alt. gain, 6.75 miles round trip, and a class 1 * South […]

Grilled Peaches

fresh peaches taste even more delicious when you grill them

Grilling your peaches is an easy way to save peaches for freezing when you’ve bought too many in the summer months. You’ll have them available to enjoy later in the season, if they last that long. Grilling concentrates their sugars, enhancing that unique peach flavor without being cloyingly sweet. 1. Preheat grill on low. 2. Cut […]

Heel-to-Toe Rocking Qigong

awaken to use your whole foot

Qigong exercises tone the nervous system in a way that leaves you with a calmer mind and relaxed body. Who doesn’t want more of that in this crazy, high-speed world? Try this simple exercise (video on its way): 1. Stand with your feet shoulder width apart and your arms at your side. An uncarpeted floor is preferable, […]

Breath Like a Pro!

simplest breathing exercise ever

Here’s the simplest breathing exercise, ever: 1. Inhale through your nose 2. Exhale through your mouth Try this for a few breaths right now, then keep reading. The next time you’re feeling overwhelmed, just take a few moments to do this breathing a few times and let it help you hit the reset button on your […]

Easy Salsa Verde Recipe

Salsa Verde Recipe There’s nothing in the world quite like freshly-made green salsa, and once you make this, you’ll never want to spend a fortune on the jarred version again. It’s also super-easy to assemble. Ingredients: 1.5 lbs of tomatillos- look for small and uniform size to make broiling easier 1-2 jalapeno peppers finely chopped […]

Beets and Beet Greens Pasta Salad

Just the balance of a few ingredients make this salad irresistible

Beets have a property that increases the amount of hemoglobin in the blood. This makes them valuable medicinally. To get the most out of beets, cook them right and serve with complementary foods. In this beet salad, neither the orzo or beet play a starring role. Insteand, the starch and the vegetable blend to become a light, satisfying […]

Case Study: Neck Pain and Stiffness

A 54 year-old corporate lawyer, male, came in with neck pain that had come on gradually. The pain was a dull, constant ache and strong: he felt an 8-out-of-10 on the pain scale. With the pain came a decreased range of motion (ROM). Another symptom he experienced was numbness and tingling down his left arm to his fingers when […]

Reducing Cancer Risk

limit your risk of cancer by following common sense principles for sound health

  Common sense health principles about diet, exercise, and healthy lifestyle habits will make your body less hospitable to cancerous cells. This poster refers to women but applies equally to men. It wasn’t until recently that researchers realized that women as a group were overlooked when collecting data on cancer, but now we can learn […]

Insanely Good Tomato Sauce

CSA tomatoes aren't perfect but they're real!

I learned how to cook following Marcella Hazan’s cookbook recipes. This insanely good tomato sauce may be improved upon with herbs and spices, but it’s pretty good using just these three simple ingredients. Serve over any pasta with a side of greens or a simple salad with a clean, light dressing. Assembly asks only one challenging […]

How to Stop a Cold Before it’s Full-Blown


People always ask in a panic what they should do when they feel a cold coming on. This is one of those “ancient Chinese secrets”  using dried citrus peels. 9 times out of 10 it’ll stop a cold from becoming full-blown. The dried citrus peels are loaded with Vitamins C and K. All you need is […]