From food and healthy recipes to fitness exercises and research studies, the AHWC blog offers expert health and wellness advice.


This week, the Culinary Medicine team has a recipe for beet-filled Borscht! Borscht Ingredients (Serves 4) 4 medium beets, washed and quartered 1 carrot, chopped 1 parsnip, chopped 1 leek, chopped 1 onion, chopped 3 bay leaves 1⁄2 tsp. allspice 1⁄2 cup lemon juice 6 cups vegetable or chicken stock 2 Tbsp. low fat yogurt Preparation…

Therapist Spotlight: Paige R.

Welcome our new Massage Therapist, Paige R.! Why did you become a massage therapist? I was drawn to massage therapy because of its unique opportunity to support people on multiple levels, from the physical to the emotional to the social. I entered the profession in my mid-twenties shortly after receiving massage to help manage shoulder…

Stuffed Acorn Squash with Sausage and Kale

The Culinary Medicine team has a recipe for Stuffed Acorn Squash with Sausage and Kale that is perfect for chilly evenings at home! Stuffed Acorn Squash with Sausage and Kale Ingredients (Serves 4) 2 acorn squash, cut in half and seeds removed 2 tsp. olive oil 1 tsp. paprika 1/8 tsp. kosher salt 1/8 tsp. pepper 1 +…

Vegetarian Locro

The Culinary Medicine team has a recipe for this South American-inspired Vegetarian Locro! Vegetarian Locro Ingredients (Serves 6) 2 Tbsp. olive oil 1 medium yellow onion, peeled and finely chopped 1 red bell pepper, cut into strips 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed 2 Tbsp. tomato sauce ½ tsp. dried oregano 1 bay leaf ½…

Butternut Squash Black Bean Chili

The Culinary Medicine team has a recipe for a filling and festive Butternut Squash Black Bean Chili, perfect for cozy autumn nights! Butternut Squash Black Bean Chili Ingredients (Serves 4) 1⁄2 medium butternut squash, seeded, peeled and 1” dice 1⁄2 large yellow onion, chopped 1⁄2 red bell pepper, chopped 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 Tbsp.…

Vegetarian Pozole Verde

The Culinary Medicine team has a recipe for a warm Vegetarian Pozole Verde with a bit of a kick! Vegetarian Pozole Verde Ingredients (Serves 6) 4 Poblano peppers, cut into 2” chunks 1 jalapeno or serrano (based on your spice tolerance) 10 to 12 tomatillos, husks removed and halved 1 white onion, cut into quarters…

Final Call for Participants for Study on Metabolic Syndrome

The CU Anschutz Health & Wellness Center (AHWC) is seeking volunteers for the final cohort of the Enhanced Lifestyles for Metabolic Syndrome (ELM) study, a 2-year research study comparing two lifestyle programs with the goal of improving health and reversing metabolic syndrome. People with Metabolic Syndrome are at greater risk for developing heart failure, diabetes,…

Fish Fillets en Papillote

The Culinary Medicine team has a recipe for Fish Fillets en Papillote, a tasty fish baked in a pouch of parchment paper! Fish Fillets en Papillote Ingredients (Serves 2) ½ lemon ½ zucchini, peeled and trimmed ½ carrot (about 2 ounces), trimmed ½  shallot (about 3/4 ounce), peeled and thinly sliced 1.5 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive…

Start a Healthy Halloween Trend!

With the “season of eating” just around the corner, now is a great time to establish a healthy Halloween trend with your family! Help your kids learn the benefits of moderation. Halloween is a great time to learn about and practice moderation, especially since Halloween kicks off the “season of eating,” with Thanksgiving and Christmas…

Fall into GEX: A New October Challenge at AHWC

Starting October 1, we’re launching our Fall into Group Exercise challenge! All month long, we’re encouraging our AHWC members to take as many GEX classes as you can for a chance to win prizes! Want to participate? Here’s how: Stop by the front desk to pick up a special scorecard (or grab one from your…

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