Health & Nurturing
Pg 8 - The Sunshine Express
optimally when our hormone systems oversee ev-
ery step. A predictable decline in hormone levels
you are stuffed.
occurs with aging and replacing them to youthful
It takes about 20
levels with natural bioidentical hormones will
minutes for the
help prevent age-related disease and maintain
mind to catch up
quality of health.
with the stomach
These are the simple keys to great health. Have an
and we usu-
attitude that will guide you to eat right, exercise
ally eat way more
regularly, sleep well, and manage stress. Support
than necessary to
healthy gut and detox systems. Seek a functional
medical cure to the "root cause" of ailments as
We are designed
they arise instead of relying on prescription drugs
that usually only mask the symptoms. Get pro-
fessional help with supplements and hormone
enzymes in the
Here's wishing you great health!
body only work
Free Seminars at the IMC: "Bioidentical Hor-
mone Replacement for WOMEN" - Monday, Feb
lated by exercise.
4th, 6p; "Bioidentical Hormone Replacement for
Some exercise is
MEN" - Monday, Feb 18th, 6p;
better than none.
OPEN HOUSE for Bellezza Laser Asthetics, Give-
Strive to exercise
aways, wine and appetizers! - Wednesday, Feb
every day. Ide-
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ally we should
Scott Rollins, MD, is Board Certified with the
divide our efforts
American Board of Family Practice and the
American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative
working on flex-
Medicine. He specializes in Bioidentical Hormone
Replacement for men and women, thyroid and
adrenal disorders, fibromyalgia, weight loss and
other complex medical conditions. He is founder
Sleep is a very
and medical director of the Integrative Medicine
Center of Western Colorado (www.imcwc.com)
and is essential
and Bellezza Laser Aesthetics (www.bellezzala-
for great health.
ser.com). Call 970.245.6911 for an appointment or
During stage 3-4
deep sleep our
"Green tea is an elixir of health"
rests and repairs,
- Dr Scott Rollins, M.D.
mones such as
sex hormones, and thyroid. During REM sleep
our mental body awakens, refreshes and "reorga-
nizes" for another day.
Chronic stress is a killer. It fuels the stress hor-
by Scott Rollins, M.D.
mone cortisol, which leads both directly and
Keys to Great Health
indirectly to consequences that promote disease.
Health, like so many things, does not rely on a
We can avoid some stressors, such as situations or
secret key that suddenly unlocks the pathway to
people, but ultimately we have to learn to man-
success. We can't have instant success, instant loy-
age the unavoidable stressors in life. This means
alty or trust, instant weight loss, or instant health.
taking time every day to break the stress cycle;
Success starts with a desire, a vision, and a plan.
easily done with a few minutes of deep breathing,
Success happens due to effort and perseverance.
or grounding activities such as mediation or yoga.
Green tea has important antioxidants
Great health is achieved with everyday decisions
Simply taking a casual stroll will lower cortisol
and compounds that help in maintaining
that will compound over time to produce results.
levels. Good nutrition, exercise and sleep help
Attitude means making the easy decisions every
with stress control.
"We begin to see, therefore, the im-
day that add up to great health. It is just as easy
A healthy gut is truly a foundation for great
to do the right things, as it is to not do the right
portance of selecting our environment
health. The intestinal tract has the most surface
things. Eating that greasy cheeseburger and fries
area and most exposure to the "outside" world.
with the greatest of care, because
with a super-size soda is an easy choice, one that
Nutrition, detoxification, and immunity begin
environment is the mental feeding
is not likely to kill you today, but compounded
in the gut. Get tested for delayed food allergies.
over time it will. Just as easy is to eat something
ground out of which the food that
Learn about the intestinal microbiome and the
healthy. Skipping exercise, again, is easy. So is
dysbiosis that occurs when the balance of good
goes into our minds is extracted."
making the choice to exercise. Great health starts
and bad bacteria are upset. Recognize and heal
- Napoleon Hill
with having the right attitude to make the right
"leaky gut" syndrome.
Hundreds of chemicals invade our environ-
Nutrition is our first medicine. Avoid sugar, high-
ment and our body leading to oxidative damage,
glycemic carbs, inflammatory trans-fats and hy-
inflammation and an overloaded detoxification
drogenated oils. Stay away from overly processed,
system. Toxins are everywhere, found in per-
calorie-dense, nutrient poor foods. Be suspicious
sonal care and home products, food, water and
if food comes in a bag, box, can or jar. Avoid fried
air. Don't put anything on your skin you would
or charred foods. Don't eat unfermented soy.
not eat. Don't smoke. Get tested for heavy metal
Limit excess caffeine and alcohol.
accumulation and learn about simple foods and
Eat at least 6 to 8 servings per day of raw, prefera-
supplements that assist with detoxification. Regu-
bly organic fruits & vegetables. Include one green
lar cleanses are a good idea.
salad entrée daily with many colored vegetables.
Most of us are not getting enough nutrients from
Berries are the best fruits. Get protein from lean
our diet. Impaired gut health, toxic exposures,
sources such as fish, venison, grass-finished meats
medication side effects, and even aging itself can
and poultry, all containing more of the anti-
lead to an increased need for certain supplements.
inflammatory omega-3 fat. Include healthy oils,
We are learning about genetic mutations com-
such as coconut and olive oil. Snack on seeds and
mon to us all, and for some, enough to require
nuts. Drink plenty of water and remember green
increased amounts of certain nutrients. Seek a
tea is an elixir of health.
qualified practitioner that can help you avoid the
Practice mindful eating, taking time to stop, savor
"snake oil" and get on quality supplements.
and enjoy. Seek a balance of food groups. Use a
Last, insure hormone balance and replace defi-
small plate to help with portion control. And stop
cient hormones. The body is designed to run