Stories from this issue

The psychology of illness and trauma

Western medicine and ancient masters have finally agreed that the mind influences all aspects of health and well being.

From apples to apps

Consumers are becoming more and more interested in and educated about what they're eating

Breaking the silence

Trained facilitator and certified peer support worker Brenda Steele introduced Taos to Breaking the Silence in the fall of 2016. After completing her training in Albuquerque, Steele became the program's Northern New Mexico coordinator.

Basic first aid

Whether you're heading on a hike or hanging out in the yard, here are some basic tips.

Taking an earth walk

A personal essay describes the mission of Earth Walk Medicine.

Integrative Medicine de Taos

The olden days when you called your family doctor with a problem and he said, “Take two aspirin and call me in the morning,” are gone.

Of hemp and health

Her name is Kristin DiFerdinando, but she's better known as Gemma Ra'Star, the brains, heart and energy behind Wumaniti Earth Native Sanctuary …

Never, ever give up

Diana L. Martinez-Hernández struggled with morbid obesity all her life, but now she is hitting her stride. On March 20, with tears of joy and near disbelief, the 54-year-old newlywed sat at …

Teaching holistic health care

“It is healing for the whole person. The idea that each of us is an important partner in our own health care. There is an emphasis on prevention, education and our natural ability to …

Lose weight simply

Get seriousBy getting serious, I mean make it a goal that you want to lose weight. Be clear about how much you want to lose and also identify the reasons why you want to lose weight. The clearer you …

Best of both worlds

      The ancient aphorism, “Physician, heal thyself” is something Dr. Lilly-Marie Blecher and Dr. Joanna Hooper have brought full circle. After experiencing their …

CrossFit: Best shape of your life

        CrossFit is a unique combination of collaboration and competition. But it is mostly about starting wherever you are and challenging yourself to do better and …

Taos' Inside Out Recovery

Inside one of the small alcoved rooms at the far end of Cabot Plaza in Taos, Kathy Sutherland- Brauw, founder of Inside Out Recovery, and peer support worker Bob Johnson open their doors each week to …

Brain 'food'

I use daily practices to reverse early Alzheimer’s. I continue to practice these action steps to keep the Alzheimer’s gene I inherited in the “off” position.   To …

Office asana

It’s 11 a.m., you’ve been at your desk since 8:30 a.m. and the rest of the day stretches out for what seems like another 12 hours. And you haven’t even had lunch! Stop. Stand at …
Feature article

Healing veterans

Don Peters was inflicted with a spinal cord injury while serving our country. In 1996, while in Columbia, South America, Peters herniated a disc stemming from an injury that happened while on …

Medical & Wellness Directory 2017-2018

In today's paper: Medical & Wellness Directory 2017

When you've got your health, you've got everything. With that old, but true, adage in mind, The Taos News presents the Medical and Wellness Directory for 2017-2018. From A to Z, the new …

Medical & Wellness Directory 2016-2017

Medical & Wellness Directory 2016-2017

A healthy community is evident by the number of practitioners devoted to medical and wellness. In this directory, you'll find care professionals of all modalities –– from alternative to …