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Thursday, September 25,2014

Run for your life

Done the right way, running just three miles a day can provide serious health benefits

By James Dziezynski
Dave Gaudette, owner of Front Range Boxing, lays it on the line: if you’re not willing to put in the time to run three miles, you’re not serious about your fitness training. Given the wealth of distractions available in day-to-day life, reassigning 20-30 minutes a day to running is not a huge sacrifice.
Thursday, September 25,2014

It’s about what goes in, not what comes out

A Boulder-based adventure junkie takes a look at ‘detoxifying’ cleanses

By James Dziezynski
At the start of spring, I tried a seven-day cleansing and detoxifying supplement program. I was feeling tired, stressed out and low-energy — conditions that seem to come with the territory of being over 30 years old.
Thursday, September 25,2014

Get in a hot tub, get healthy

Boulder nutritional pharmacist and radio show host Ben Fuchs offers a different perspective on medicine and staying healthy

By Maalikah Hartley
The radio show host of nearly 20 years studied biochemistry and graduated from pharmacology school at the University of Colorado Boulder in the ’80s — after receiving a broadcast journalism degree at Syracuse University.
Thursday, September 25,2014

The need for seaweed

Why sea vegetables make your thyroid happy, and why a happy thyroid means a healthier body

By Kristin Savory
“A robust dose of marine minerals, specifically iodine via the potent variety of sea vegetable, is the most effective way to increase iodine naturally and balance the thyroid,” says Sue Van Raes, a nutritional therapist, health coach and founder of Boulder Nutrition.
Thursday, September 25,2014

Hemp Industry Overview

The first year of legal hemp farming in Colorado proves difficult for farmers

By Melissa Schaaf
What if we just woke up one day and corn was outlawed?” asks Eric Hunter, president of the Rocky Mountain Hemp Association. “Imagine if 80 years down the road corn was illegal. There go chips, corn syrup, plastic cups.
Thursday, September 25,2014

Zero waste heroes

One sustainably minded couple’s quest to open a zero-waste grocery store

By Gloria Dickie
Such plastic purging is slowly catching on in North America as awareness about plastic pollution and negative health effects grows. But for many practitioners, divesting their lifestyles of plastic waste can be challenging — and inconvenient. The Mandersons hope to change that.
Thursday, September 25,2014

Marijuana Growing Practices

So, what exactly are you smoking?

By Melissa Schaaf
The passage of Amendment 64 in Colorado legalized recreational marijuana for those 21 years of age or older, and House Bill 1317 initiated mandatory potency testing — but only for the recreational stuff.
Thursday, September 25,2014

Profile of a sustainability hub

The century-old Alliance Center in Denver emerges from a renovation more sustainable than ever

By Christi Turner
It’s been 10 years since the Alliance Center took up residence as a multitenant co-working space on Wynkoop Street in Denver; grassroots powerhouses like Conservation Colorado have anchored the center since it opened its doors in 2004. But this August, it emerged from eight months of multimillion-dollar renovation as a true bastion of sustainability.
Thursday, September 25,2014

The pros and cons of industrial-scale solar

The world’s largest solar thermal power plant is intended to lessen reliance on traditional forms of energy, but some question whether the environmental impacts outweigh the benefits

By Christi Turner
It’s an undeniably gruesome image: A bird soars over the Mojave desert, and suddenly, revoltingly, catches fire, streaks momentarily like a small meteor, and then seems to disappear, leaving only smoke. Seen from afar, some are calling them “streamers.
Thursday, September 25,2014

Soot on snow

A Colorado native researches how ‘black carbon’ from increased wildfire is changing snowmelt, and consequently water supplies, in the West

By Christi Turner
The duo of snowmobiles has climbed to over 6,000 feet elevation, halfway to the study site where researcher Susan Kaspari and her small team will dig into six feet of snow and sample for soot, more accurately known as black carbon.
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