Food Sensitivity Series (PART 1)

Welcome to Dr. Meg’s 4-part series about The Science Behind Food Allergies and Sensitivities: The Why, The Science, The Differences, and The Testing. Part 1: Why Food Allergies and Intolerances Happen. Ever hear the phrase “you are what you eat?” It is a half truth. The truth is you are what you absorb and inhabit

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Meghan Holpuch
Press: Thoughtful Parenting

8 NATURAL WAYS TO AVOID THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR ILLNESSES: It is exciting to get the kids back to school. I am there with you. But, do you also dread it knowing full-well you are going to start having to take time off work when that new cold or flu being passed around at school strikes your household? The new school year is around the corner and, yes, that means more coughs, colds and cases of the flu are ready to strike.

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Meghan Holpuch
Press: Thoughtful Parenting

6 WAYS TO GET YOUR KIDS TO SLEEP: Ever had that moment where you are like "time to get out the Benadryl again" because your kid refuses to go to sleep? You are not alone. Twenty to 30 percent of young children in the U.S. experience sleep problems. As parents, we need to start exploring the reasons our kids are not falling or staying asleep so we do not result to drugging our kids because it certainly is not fixing the problem, just putting a bandage on it.

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Meghan Holpuch
The Skinny on Essential Oils

People are talking about essential oils daily. You walk into a coffee shop or have lunch with a friend and you start talking about how you have a hard time falling asleep. Your friend or coffee shop pal starts talking about how they use or heard about how lavender essential oil is supposed to help you sleep. Awesome, but do we know how to use it, what brand to get, or even how much to use? 

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Press: Golden Milk Latte

What is the craze about golden milk these days? Turmeric, curcuma longa, is a spice part of the ginger family. It contains high amounts of curcuminoids which are most widely known for their anti-inflammatory, pain reduction, cardiovascular, anti-diabetes, and anti-depressant effects.

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Meghan Holpuch
What is a Naturopathic Doctor?

Many of you may already be familiar with what a Naturopathic Doctor is but in our ever-changing world of health, it can be confusing finding the right provider to meet your healthcare needs and goals. This article is designed to provide you with details of what an ND is, how they are educated, and how they compare to other healthcare professionals. To help exemplify some of the differences and what to expect when you see a ND, I included a case study from personal experience.

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Meghan Holpuch
The Skinny on CBD Oil

No, it is not marijuana and no, it doesn’t get you high but what it does do is so much more. Let’s be honest, there is not a lot of good information or evidence out there clarifying the facts about cannabinoids so I am here to help you get the facts about what CBD oil is, what it is not, and what it is doing for people.

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All Things Thyroid (Slideshow)

This slideshow was presented by Dr. Meg at Natural Grocers April 6th, 2018. This presentation discusses the basics of the thyroid: what it is, what it does, and what it all means. It also goes into detail about Hashimoto Thyroiditis and Grave's Disease labs, diagnosis, conventional and naturopathic treatment options. 

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Meghan Holpuch
Getting the Quality Sleep you Need (slideshow)

This slideshow is about our sleep. Why sleep is important, how to identify causes of poor sleep, and how to get back to getting the best sleep so we can live healthy lives. This presentation was given by Dr. Meg at Natural Grocers March 9th, 2018 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

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Press: 4 Ingredient Fruit Leathers

Let’s be honest, fruit leathers are expensive! Oh, and they come with a myriad of preservatives. Fruit leathers are easy to make, inexpensive, and fun for all ages. These 4 ingredient fruit leathers are tasty and wholesome. They make for great adventure snacks on the go.

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Meghan Holpuch
Press: Thoughtful Parenting

HOW TO BE THE BEST ADVOCATE FOR YOUR CHILD’S HEALTH: As the parent, you are the primary caregiver for your child and no one knows more about your child than you do. Should this change when you go to visit the doctor? Absolutely not.

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Lauren Carter
Naturopathic Medicine and You (slideshow)

This slideshow was presented by Dr. Meg at Natural Grocers in Steamboat Springs, Colorado February 4th, 2018. This slideshow talks about the basics of naturopathic medicine and how we approach illness and wellness. It also presents example cases of what the 6 Naturopathic Priciples are and how we use them to treat patients.

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Press: Chocolate and Fruit Chia Seed Pudding

Do you have a hankering for something sweet like ice cream or pudding but do not want to pack in the sugars that most desserts carry? Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding takes 5 minutes to make and packs a lot of protein into your after meal treat or snack. Easy to make in large batches to take on the go!

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Meghan Holpuch
Maintaining Healthy Skin as We Age

Our skin is important. Actually, no, it is essential for life. Without our skin, we would have a tough time making it through life. So how important is it that we take care of our skin? Essential. Our skin is actually our largest organ system and is a pivotal protective barrier to our body just as our gastrointestinal system, our inner skin, is a protective barrier for things we ingest. We care about what we eat so why shouldn’t we care about what we put on our skin? Here are 2 lists of things we can do topically and systemically to maintain healthy skin.

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Press: Doctor Opens New Naturopathic Practice in Steamboat Springs

Dr. Meghan Holpuch has opened a new naturopathic health practice, Sumovia Naturopathic Healthcare, at 1041 Lincoln Ave., #301, in Steamboat Springs, specializing in pediatric and family naturopathic health care. Holpuch is a registered naturopathic doctor in the state of Colorado. She earned her doctorate in naturopathic medicine at the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Ore.

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Press: Veggie Quinoa Breakfast

This recipe is a hearty breakfast that packs a powerful protein punch and keeps you full throughout your morning adventures. The recipe is gluten free, vegetarian and Whole30 compliant. You may change this recipe up by choosing any vegetable you have available or adding bacon pieces.

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Food Label Red Flags

Unless your food is a WHOLE food which requires no processing or ingredient label, we need to be smart about our labels. Whole foods are our vegetables and fruits we find in the produce section and then there is everything else. As much as we would like to have a diet 100% whole foods, let’s be honest, we are people always on the go and convenience is sometimes our goal. I wanted to comprise a list of ingredients that are big red flags that most people are not aware of hiding in our foods.

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