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Brain Health: For the Prevention of Alzheimer’s & Dementia

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It can be devastating.  And chances are, you know someone who is dealing with it right now. The frustration.  The fear.  The forgetting of faces.  The failing of daily activities.  The breakdown of the mind. Yes, we are talking about

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Healthy Ways to Party This Summer

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It’s summertime! And that means it’s also party time! With Fourth of July just around the corner and summer in full swing, it’s time to get that barbecue grilling, the water balloons flying, and the guests smiling and laughing! Ahhh….sounds

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Summer Guide for Healthy Kids

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School's out and summer break is officially in session! Can you believe another school year has gone by?  Before we know it, they will be graduating! When we look back, it seems that time seems to fly by when raising kids

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Top 5 Herbal Supplements for Better Sleep

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Sleep.  The word alone can give many of us anxiety just thinking about it. If you’re one of them, there are typically one of two issues (or both) that you are dealing with:             1. Having trouble getting to sleep

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Opioids: Why Worry & What are the Natural Alternatives

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You may live in a beautiful suburb of a big city.  You may have a great job, a wonderful family, and a few fun hobbies.  It may seem like you have it all – and maybe you do. But it

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What Does it Mean to Balance Your Chi and Why it Matters

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Have you ever wondered how acupuncture really works?  Do you wonder why needles are put in certain areas, why some needles hurt more than others, or why you feel so different after a session? Good!  These are great questions that

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Will a B-12 Shot Help Me Lose Weight?

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Whether it’s a new year, a new season approaching, a vacation on the horizon, or just the fact that clothes don’t fit like they used to, whatever the reason is for losing weight, the way you go about it is

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Don’t Let Stress Ruin Your Holidays

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Are you knee-high in decorations, cookies, songs, and events, all geared to celebrate the holidays but end up stressing you out? Does it seem fun at the beginning only to be overdone by the time the holiday comes around? Or

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Stop the Suffering! IBS Functional Medicine Tests & Treatments

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Ugh. We’ve all experienced it. And it is not fun. Cramping, bloating, gas, diarrhea or constipation. Whether from food, stress, hormones, or even a virus, a digestive tract upset is miserable. Many people have bouts with an agitated digestive system,

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Is Chronic Stress Controlling Your Life? 3 Things to do Today to Stop it

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Stress.  Sometimes an overused word that many of us have become immune to as it just seems to be an accepted part of everyday life.  Work needs to get done.  Chores need to be finished.  Kids need to be picked

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4 Natural Ways to Stop the Burning and Heal Heartburn!

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The frustrating food and drink choices.  The worry of forgetting the antacid.  The burning pain that just seems to keep coming back. Or maybe it’s medication inducing stomach acid in which the consistent sour taste in the mouth and sore

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The Wave of the Future: Functional Medicine Labs & How They Could Save Your Life

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What if your body gave off markers to future disease or pain that could be used to detect and treat them before the disease ever appeared?   What if current disease and pain could be treated by healing the entire

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4 Natural Remedies for Better Sleep

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The sound of stillness in the air.  The tranquil darkness of the room.  The cozy feel of the bed.  After a long day this picture sounds calming, inviting, and divine, doesn’t it? Except for some, it can be dreadful.  While

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Functional Medicine: Why It Could Change Your Life

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Our guess is that you’ve probably experienced it.  You have a health issue that you want to address with your general practitioner so you make an appointment, meet with the doctor, and have a brief consultation on what the symptoms

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Cupping: What does it feel like?

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So, what is this cupping you keep hearing about REALLY like?  Since offering cupping as a separate treatment at Colorado Natural Medicine + Acupuncture, we’ve been getting this question often.  Let us explain and give insight on why you may

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A New Alternative for Optimal Mental Health: Holistic Counseling

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Life isn’t always easy.  It can be raw, overwhelming, and confusing at times.  The older we grow, the more experiences we have, and the more challenging it can become to achieve the happy and healthy life we desire.  Have you

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3 Steps to Changing Your Life with Acupuncture

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Has something been bothering you physically or emotionally?  Do you feel anxious not knowing what’s wrong or how to fix it?  Are you looking for a natural approach to your health through naturopathic medicine and holistic treatments? Whether it’s anxiety

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New Year New You

Please join us for an evening of health!  Come learn about detoxification and practical steps you can take now to support your body naturally detox. Dr. Adam Graves, Naturopath, LAc, of Colorado Natural Medicine will be here as well as

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Hormone Harmony & Balance Package

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The balance of hormones in the body can be likened to a symphony. It’s the balance of each hormone, or instrument, in perfect harmony with the others that collectively produces a balanced body, or lovely music. When a single instrument

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Food Sensitivity Discovery Package

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Do you suspect you may have undiagnosed food sensitivities that are preventing you from enjoying optimal health? Unlike true food allergies, food sensitivities can manifest in a number of different ways – on your skin, weight gain, brain fog, sinus

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Killer Stress: The stress / cortisol connection

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Stress!!! It's a killer!! Literally and figuratively! The Stress Stigma Our culture tends to wear stress like a badge of honor.  We're multitasking like crazy, "carving out time" for all kinds of things, stretching our 24 hours and ourselves to

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Stay Healthy During Holiday Travel

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This holiday season, give yourself the gift of health!  No, I don't mean a gift certificate to our clinic (although we do have those available!).  Prepare yourself for the onslaught of difficult choices from foods, to scheduling, to traffic delays,

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Colds and Flu – Prevention with Naturopathic Medicine

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It's that time of year again…cold and flu season.  As a Naturopathic Doctor and Acupuncturist,  I am often asked how I am able to ward off so many colds throughout the season. After all, I am seeing sick patients in

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