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Author: Amy Reidhead and Terri Fox

Boulder Holistic stands in solidarity with LGBTQ+ and BIPOC communities

We stand in solidarity with the LGBTQ+ and BIPOC communities and are pledging to donate 10% of all IV sales for the months of July and August to organizations that support the health and wellness of these communities.

It is a fact that Black and LGBTQ+ persons have been hit harder by the coronavirus pandemic. As we witnessed the collision of COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter movements unfold before our eyes, we were sharply reminded of the lifetimes of systemic discrimination and limited access to healthcare suffered by both communities. 

These disparities have resulted in poorer health outcomes for these groups and laid bare the longstanding public health crisis experienced by LGBTQ+ and black indigenous people of color (BIPOC) communities.  

If you would like to join us in supporting, here are a few well-researched, national and locally based organizations specifically supporting the physical and emotional heath and wellness of LGBTQ+ and BIPOC people.

  • The Center for African American Health: CAAH is a local Colorado based organization focused on empowering the health and well being of BIPOC in the metro Denver area by offering evidence based, disease prevention and management programs and events. https://caahealth.org/
  • Black Women’s Health Imperative: Established in 1983, this organization has been dedicated health equity, and improving the physical mental and emotional health and well-being of black women and girls. https://bwhi.org/
  • The Okra Project: This organization sends chefs to black trans homes and communities to teach healthy eating and provides meals for food insecure black trans people in New York City https://www.theokraproject.com/
  • Black Lives Matter: BLM is a movement dedicated to fighting for freedom, liberty, justice and equality for all BIPOC. https://blacklivesmatter.com/
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We Are Here For You!

Boulder Holistic is dedicated to providing the best possible service to you and your family during this crucial time. We are excited to announce that we will be re-opening for IV therapy and blood draws on Wednesday and Friday through the month of June.

OUR OFFICE HOURS ARE EXTENDED

M-F 10am - 4:30pm

Utilizing the guidelines put forth by the CDC and the state of Colorado, we have instituted rigorous cleaning and social distancing measures to keep our patients and staff safe as we make this transition. Due to the size and layout of our office, please be aware of the following guidelines:

·         We ask that you call the office when you arrive in the parking lot. Patients are asked to wait in their cars until their appointment times to minimize contact with other patients.

·         We will be meeting every patient at the entrance to the building to assess your temperature and ask about any suspicious symptoms before being escorted into the office space.

·         Patient appointment times will be staggered to assure no interaction.

·         Any drivers, friends and family members will be asked to remain outside in their cars unless the patient requires accompaniment. Please arrange with the front desk ahead of the appointment.

·         We ask that all patients wear their own mask. Our doctors and staff will be wearing theirs.

·         Our doctors will continue to conduct appointments by telemedicine as much as possible to minimize exposure.

·         We are also booking chiropractic, acupuncture and cranial sacral appointments. Due to the extensive cleaning and cross-contamination measures taken, these appointments will be condensed into one day per week.

Please be patient and join us as we take these next steps.

We are in this together and are looking forward to seeing you again.

Take good care,

Dr.’s Terri Fox and Amy Reidhead

OFFICE UPDATE-Coronavirus (COVID-19) — Safeguarding Your Health

  • Please do not come to the office if you have a fever, cough or shortness of breath. Call or email instead.
  • We are happy to arrange phone and video consultations for symptomatic patients
  • Our pharmacy is open for all your immune health needs
 

 
Dearest Friends of Boulder Holistic,
 
In light of recent events and recommendations, we have decided to close our doors to the public at Boulder Holistic, Functional Medicine PC. However, we are doing our best to adapt in-office so that we can continue taking care of your healthcare needs. 
 
All consults have been switched to phone consults as of Monday, March 16. Because we cannot ensure social distancing compliance, we will not be doing IV’s or blood draws onsite. We will be happy to email you your lab requisition for your next blood draw. Below is a list of places to get your blood drawn.
 
Our first priority is the health and wellbeing of the Boulder Holistic team, our patients and our community. As long as we can ensure the health of our staff, we will all be in the office, answering emails, phone calls and doing phone consults with patients. We have a wonderful system in place to leave your supplements and test kits in front of our office for you to pick up or we would be happy to ship them to you.  Our online pharmacy, Fullscript is also an option for obtaining many supplements.
 
Our focus now, is to continue to support your ongoing treatment plans as well as help you stay healthy!
 
Please note: we are selling out of immune boosters, anti-virals and anti-inflammatories as soon as they come in the door. Please let us know if you would like to order or pre-order now. We will continue to order what we can, while we can.
 
Click here for our latest blogs about COVID-19 and our recommended immune system boosters: https://boulderholistic.com/boulder-holistic-blog/
 
Click here for places to get your blood drawn: https://boulderholistic.com/resources/
 
While times like these are stressful and uncertain, we are here to support you and your family. We have ordered our favorite go-to’s for stress, anxiety, adrenal and sleep support to help harmonize and soothe our mind, body and sprits.  
 
Remember to breathe, sleep, exercise, eat your green veggies and wash your hands!
 
Nothing like this has ever happened before, there’s no medical/historical precedence from which to glean insight. The infinite, unlimited access we have to all types of information, helpful or not, is unique to any global health crisis we have seen before. 
 
In this time of uncertainty and upheaval, let’s try to support, love and take care of each other. There’s an opportunity here to come out of this with more care, understanding and compassion for our fellow humans. There’s an opportunity to bond more deeply with our family. 
 
We are here to help in any way we can.
 
Be well,
Warmly,
Terri Fox MD, Dr. Amy Reidhead, Melissa and Sara

CRITICAL UPDATE-Coronavirus (COVID-19) — Safeguarding Your Health

  • Please do not come to the office if you have a fever, cough or shortness of breath. Call or email instead.
  • We are happy to arrange phone and video consultations for symptomatic patients
  • Our pharmacy is open for all your immune health needs
 

COVID-19 Update 

Boulder Holistic is currently open. We are following the CDC guidelines for healthcare facilities for the best practice of containing a viral outbreak. We will do our best to care for our patients to the best of our abilities during these difficult times.
 
As per CDC guidelines, we ask that patients refrain from coming in to the office if you are exhibiting signs and symptoms of a viral illness, including fever, cough, sore throat, or body aches.
 
Our doctors will schedule virtual appointments for ill patients to help assess health situations and decide if further medical work-up and testing is required.
 
We are happy to switch any scheduled in-person consults to phone or video consults. Given the large volume of emails and phone calls, please allow up to 2-3 days for responses to non-symptomatic patients.
 
Our role is to help direct you to the best and most current information available about COVID-19 as well as to provide immune support to help maintain healthy immune systems in our patients.
 
Immune Boosting Supplements:
Antiviral and immune boosting supplements are flying off our shelves. We placed new orders at the end of last week and we expect to receive shipments the first part of the week. Call or email the office for preorders. We will be happy to set aside or ship supplements to you.
 

Our Immune Boosting Recommendations

  • Vit A 10,000-30,000 iu/day
  • Vit D 5,000-10,0000 iu/day
  • Zinc 25-50mg/day with food
  • Vit C 1,000-3,000mg/day as tolerated
  • High dose physician grade probiotics 1 cap/packet daily
  • Allimed 1-2 caps/day preventively, 1 caps 3X’s/day if symptomatic.
  • Mega IgG 4 caps/day

We have multiple anti-viral herbal combinations. We are also making our own anti-viral herbal tincture based on the most up-to-date information on herbs that may help with this virus.a


Most importantly:

  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Avoid crowds
  • Stay hydrated
  • Get plenty of sleep and fresh air

Remember to be kind, caring and loving to friends and family during these scary and unprecedented times.

 
What has changed?
Since last Monday, the CDC has changed their website considerably to make it more user friendly. They now have quick access buttons to guide folks looking to protect themselves from the coronavirus, as well as what to do if you think you may be sick. 
 
Here is the simplified breakdown of the new, expanded criteria for prioritizing individuals who should be tested from multiple reputable sources: 
 
  1. Boulder Holistic guidelines published on our blog. Additionally, the CDC updated their criteria on March 9, broadening inclusion to hospitalized patients, those with chronic illness and healthcare workers. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html
  2. Boulder county’s new expanded criteria is found here: https://www.bouldercounty.org/families/disease/covid-19/
  3. Colorado Department of Health testing criteria is published here: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/covid-19-testing
 
 
Note: These criteria are changing as we speak, so it is important to check back with the CDC often to keep up with current guidelines. CDC guidelines. 
 
Again, signs and symptoms include fever and a dry cough. Click here for a full list of symptoms Mildly ill patients are encouraged to stay home and contact their healthcare providers by phone or email for guidance about clinical management of their symptoms. 
 
Patients with severe symptoms, such as difficulty breathing, should seek emergency care immediately. If you require emergency care or need to call 911, call ahead and let them know that you may be infected with COVID-19 so that adequate precaution can be made with transport and isolation in the emergency center. 
 
Older patients who have underlying medical conditions or are immune compromised should contact their physician early in the course of even mild illness. 
 
It is not recommended that you go into any doctor’s office or healthcare facility with a fever and signs of upper respiratory symptoms. Instead, patients are encouraged to call the healthcare facility ahead of time and receive instructions for next steps from the healthcare provider. 
 
What to expect if it is determined that you need to be tested: After calling, you may be instructed to go to the facility where specially protected healthcare providers will come out to your car and assess you for fever and other symptoms. It’s possible you will need to undergo further testing. 
 
Information on Drive up testing in Colorado: 
 
 
Let us know if we can help!
 
Be well,
 
Terri, Amy, Ame, Melissa and Sara
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Adrenals: Tiny glands, Big Job!

My patients often ask, “Why is my energy always dragging?” Or for some, “Why am I so tired during the day, but then at bedtime I can’t sleep?” Most of us have heard of adrenaline and our “fight or flight” instinct, but what do our adrenals have to do with it? 

These tiny glands are so important that they have precedence, above all else, as they are the messengers of our survival instinct. When stress becomes prolonged,  when we burn the candle on both ends, our adrenals kick in for us –so we can still do it all!  Initially, we are wired and tired, but we can still manage our over-scheduled lifestyle.  Eventually the adrenals will stop compensating for our lack of natural energy, (whether that’s from lack of sleep, stress, infection, trauma, etc) and when they do, they take everything else out with them. 

When the adrenals finally stop compensating for our lack of natural energy, that’s when we get REALLY tired.  When this happens, the adrenals take the entire hormonal system down with them. That’s right, there goes your testosterone – your sex drive, workouts, muscle mass and mood.  And what’s more? There goes your progesterone – your Zen hormone, the hormone that keeps us calm and resilient.  When progesterone tanks, we have more anxiety, irritability, anger impatience and difficulty sleeping. Our ability to deal with stress and what life throws us, evaporates.  In essence, our adrenals create our force field, our grounding, our armor, our power and emotional strength…our very resiliency.  

And not only that!  Your adrenals and your thyroid are interconnected, as they compensate for each other and play in the same feedback loops.  One affects the other in every which way possible.  

Ok, so let’s back up, what are your “adrenals” exactly? 

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