30 Jun


RMCNews with Rick Mautz – Denver, Colorado … Dr. Timothy Arnott will be joining the Rocky Mountain Lifestyle Center staff in mid-July.

A board-certified family practice physician and a founding member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Arnott is licensed to practice in Colorado and Wyoming and will soon be licensed in New Mexico.

With the addition of Arnott to the staff, individuals will have the option of lifestyle medicine advice from a certified physician. In-person appointments will be available as well as telemedicine appointments.

Arnott is passionate about helping individuals regain health through nutrition, exercise, and other lifestyle changes.

He obtained his medical degree at Loma Linda School of Medicine in Loma Linda, California after which he completed his residency training in family practice at Hinsdale Hospital in Illinois. During that time, he also presented health lectures in Poland, Russia, and Serbia.

Most recently, he was practicing at an Adventist clinic in Tamuning, Guam, having moved to Guam after a wildfire destroyed his home in Paradise, California.

​​Arnott’s hobbies include exploring the outdoors and writing. He authored the book Dr. Arnott’s 24 Realistic Ways to Improve Your Health which is available in both Spanish and English.

He and his wife have three daughters and the family enjoys going on mission trips together.

Rick Mautz, director of the Rocky Mountain Lifestyle Center is looking forward to working alongside Arnott. “Most of today’s chronic diseases,” says Mautz, “have lifestyle as their cause, so lifestyle is also their cure.” Let Dr. Arnott review your medical history, labs, and medication, and work with you to design a lifestyle that will bring you the health you deserve. Although he will not take the place of your primary health care provider, he will serve as a specialist to complement your current medical care.”

For more information on how to schedule an appointment with Dr Arnott call the Rocky Mountain Lifestyle Center at 303-282-3676.

— RMCNews with Rick Mautz who is director of Rocky Mountain Lifestyle Center; photo supplied

10 Nov

When Prayer may not be enough

By Rick Mautz – Denver, Colorado …We are living in a challenging time, and most of us are making the best of it. We wear our masks, keep our distance, wash our hands, and we cross our fingers and pray that everything will be alright.

Prayer should not be our last resort, but our first line of defense. However, what if the answer to our prayer is, “I already gave you the answer; now there is something you can do.”

The most effective tools, in my opinion, to boost our immune system during these challenging times, follow:

–According to the CDC, whole foods like dark, leafy greens, oranges and tomatoes–even fresh herbs–are loaded with disease-fighting elements. Make it a habit to eat more whole, nutritious foods like high, antioxidant-rich fruits, vegetables, and legumes instead of processed snacks or fast food. This might be a good time to cut down or eliminate the use of animal products, a major source of oxidative stress.

–Stay active. Take a brisk walk or jog outside daily.  Push-ups, sit-ups, or jumping-jacks can be done almost anywhere.

–Sleep is critical to a healthy immune system. Seven to nine hours of natural sleep is recommended by the CDC. A cool, dark, well-ventilated, quiet sleeping area all encourage sleep. After our daily exercise and sun exposure, observe at least one hour of quiet, wind-down time, and finish eating at least four hours before sleep.

–Take time to care for yourself and those around you with a positive, supportive attitude.

–Avoid stress and anxiety. Focus on what you can do rather than the things you have no control over. Realize that God is a source of strength and support.  He is still on His throne.

–Stay connected with loved ones and church members. Avoid isolation by calling or texting those who give you comfort and those you can help as well.

The purpose of this article is to give you the weapons to win this battle. It is your choice to use them or not.

You can pray and hope, or you can pray and act.

–Rick Mautz is RMC Health Ministries director; photo by UnSplash