Are you looking to improve your health? Are you ready to take the next step in optimizing your physical and mental health?

Mountain Roots Holistic Healthcare believes in:
Root Cause Approaches
Personalized Care Plans
Compassionate Service
Physical, Mental and Spiritual Wellbeing
Research supported medicine
Innovative creative approaches
Achieving happier, healthier lives

Most of All …….we believe in you, in your ability to achieve all the above!


“My experience working with Dr. Leah Hughes has been absolutely phenomenal! She has hands down been one of the most knowledgeable & compassionate Doctors I have ever worked with. Several years ago I was diagnosed with Chronic Lyme Disease and was hospitalized for 8 weeks, had numerous infections and received over 250 IV drugs. After completing this course of treatment I still suffered with lingering inflammation & some infectious issues. Dr. Leah evaluated my specific situation, created a comprehensive testing protocol and implemented a short and long term strategy of treatment, most of which I have found extremely tolerable and uses very little drug therapies. I am currently 4 months into treatment and have never felt this good in many many years! It’s amazing how much can be accomplished when a physician like Dr. Hughes works to get to the root causes of your health issues & has a solid strategy to help you get better. I continue to work with Dr. Hughes to optimize my overall health & wellness and have referred my family & friends to her without hesitation. I owe Dr., Hughes a huge thank you and have been blessed to have met her. My life has been completed changed for the better, I wish everybody could feel this amazing!”

-Keith A


Leah Hughes has been a Godsend for me.  I have a complicated health history including chronic Lyme Disease, coinfections, mold exposure, Hashimoto’s, parasites, gut and hormonal imbalances.  I did most of my treatment in Washington DC and was 80% better, before moving to the Denver area.  After moving to Denver, I had a very difficult time finding a doctor that understood my extensive health background and could treat me – until I found Leah.  After my first visit with Leah, I was immediately super impressed with her.  Leah will listen, is compassionate and is determined to get to the root cause to any issue.  She understood ALL of my complicated health history (and treatments) and figured out what I needed to do to get completely well (including medications, supplements, hormones, etc.).  I was feeling great until I got Covid and couldn’t shake the long-term side effects and went to see Leah.  She diagnosed me with CIRS (Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome) and recommended some tests that showed I had an underlying mold issue.  She also insisted that I get my house tested for mold.  I thought there was no way I had mold in my house and really thought I had underlying mold from my past.  I had my house tested for mold and Leah was 100% right – I had mold.  It has been a process to get better, but following her protocols, I feel so much better. I am truly blessed she is my doctor.”

– Lisa D

My Specializations

Chronic Inflammatory Response  Syndrome (CIRS)

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CIRS is a progressive, multi-system, multi-symptom illness characterized by exposure to biotoxins.
Common biotoxin exposures are mold and mycotoxins from water damaged buildings, pathogens such as tick born illnesses  (lyme), viruses, fungal elements to name a few. Eighty percent of biotoxin illnesses are caused by exposure to water-damaged buildings. Water damage can happen to any type of building in any type of climate. Our practitioner is trained in the Shoemaker Protocol and utilizes a personal approach to tailor your treatment plan to your specific needs.

Are you concerned you may have Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome? Complete this short questionaire.


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Do you feel like you have less energy than you use too?   There’s no need to feel tired all the time. Fatigue is not because you are getting older and it’s not just because you have too much to do.

Do you find yourself dismissing your fatigue. Do you find yourself “just dealing” with it? Fatigue has many faces. You do not have to suffer through this. At Mountain Roots Holistic Healthcare we take a detailed history and give you time to tell us how you feel. By allowing you time to tell your story we are able to look at all aspects of your health and wellness. Your story helps us pinpoint contributing factors that are contributing to your fatigue. We then give you a comprehensive plan focusing on the root causes of your fatigue. Finding the root and working in a holistic approach to resolving it is life-changing.

Sleep Difficulties

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Do you have trouble falling asleep? Do you wake up in the middle of the night? Do you feel rested when you wake up? Sleep deprivation is no joke, it damages our immune system, it increases our risks for cardiovascular disease, it increases our risk for motor vehicle accidents, it diminishes our libido and has negative affects on our personal and career life. It is so common these days.

When we speak to our friends and family we’re more shocked when someone says they are sleeping well. Stress, electronics, illness, hormones, light, and nutrition all play a role in how we sleep. You don’t have to depend on medication to sleep every night. When you get to the root cause of why you are not sleeping well your sleep will improve.

Brain Fog

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Does your brain not feel as sharp as in the past? Is it difficult for you to remember things like you use to? Do you suffer from migraines & headaches? Is it difficult for you to concentrate and pay attention? Toxins, genetics, hormones, lifestyle choices, pain, inflammation, and nutritional deficiencies are just some of the causes that can lead to your brain not functioning the way you want it to. With proper evaluation, root cause analysis, and a personalized care plan you can improve.

Hormone Imbalance

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Hormones are a key component of your overall health. They work together as a symphony to help support your body by bringing vitality and energy. Hormones levels change throughout your lifetime, they can be affected by age, stress, toxins, and medications. Unbalanced hormones can cause symptoms of anxiety, depression, loss of motivation, low libido, weight gain, bone loss, fatigue, cholesterol issues, and headaches to name a few.

The use of bio-identical hormones has been shown in the scientific literature to reduce your long term cardiovascular risk for heart attack and stroke as well as prevent bone loss.

Thyroid Health

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Thyroid function can be affected by stress, age, low minerals such as Iodine, selnium, zinc and environmental toxins. Thyroid hormones affect every metabolic function in your body. Your thyroid issues can result from to low thyroid hormones or too high. Common symptoms of thyroid issues are: fatigue, depression, cold hands and feet, constipation, coarse, dry hair, decreased sexual interest, anxiety, drooping eyelids, difficulty sleeping and many more. Hashimoto’s or Autoimmune thyroiditis is a thyroid disorder caused by the immune system attacking the thyroid gland, leading to hypothyroidism. With appropriate testing and root cause analysis, along with proper treatment individuals suffering from thyroid issues can regain their vitality back.

Weight Gain/Obesity Issues

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Have you found yourself trying multiple different types of weight loss programs only to feel defeated while gaining the weight back? Believe us, it’s not just because you have no self-will. There are many underlying conditions that contribute to the inability to lose weight. These include thyroid issues, environmental toxins, stress (cortisol response), and genetics to name a few. At Mountain Roots, we assist you in investigating all aspects of your health contributing to your weight gain. Through a comprehensive weight management program, we help you get to the root causes and help provide long-lasting solutions. Through testing, lifestyle changes, supplements, and medications as needed our patients have seen successful weight loss and kept the weight off

Chronic Pain

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Chronic pain can be debilitating both physically and emotionally. Conventional therapies often come with major side effects from medications or surgeries. As a chronic pain sufferer herself for years, our practitioner understands the toll this takes on our clients. Utilizing our approach of looking at the root cause and treating the client holistically we have seen a dramatic improvement not only in patients’ pain levels but in their overall wellbeing and quality of life. There is more to the treatment of pain than taking pain medications every day. Schedule your 15-minute discovery call to see how we can help you move out of the pain cycle.

Depression/Anxiety/ADHD/Mental Health Issues

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Mental Health Issues are not always just in your head. These can arise from medical conditions such as toxin exposure, mold & Lyme dz, heavy metal toxicities, infections, EBV, genetics, as well as nutrient deficiencies. Getting to the root cause and treating it will often reduce mental health symptoms if not eliminate them. We can work in conjunction with your mental health providers to help maximize your treatment options.

Are you ready to find your

balance, energy and Happiness?

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For Your Health

How It Works


Schedule your 15-minute discovery call.

 Here you’ll have an opportunity to let us know what you want to work on and get to know our provider. This is an opportunity to ensure Mountain Roots Holistic Healthcare is the right fit for your health needs.


Schedule your New Patient Evaluation.

You will then receive a comprehensive evaluation to complete. When you close your eyes and imagine your healthy self, what does that look like? We want to know so we can help you achieve your goals. Here you will get to tell us what’s important to you. What are your priority health concerns you want to work on?


Your New Patient Evaluation is 90 minutes.

 In this visit your medical provider will review with you your comprehensive intake you completed. Give you time to tell your story. Together with the medical provider you will start to develop your personalized plan to help you achieve your health goals.


Follow Up Appointment and Plan:
Typically 90 minutes

Your first follow-up appointment is scheduled for 2-4 weeks after your initial appointment. Here you will have an opportunity to discuss and fine tune your personalized reatment plan, check in on your progress, and discuss any roadblocks you are challenged with.