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Nutritionally Speaking - Support Your Bodies' Cleansing: An Ongoing Process

During the Fall and Winter most of us naturally eat a bit more, with the desserts of the holidays, the rich comforting casseroles and other foods that help sooth, warm and nourish us during the cold...

 

Nutritionally Speaking: 15 Reasons to Eat An Apple-a-Day Instead

As part of my store's celebration this year of Organic Harvest Month, I have had the opportunity to offer samples of our "no-bake apple cookies" to our shoppers. This is simply sliced (cored) apples...

 

Nutritionally Speaking: Fall – Got Oatmeal?

As I write this it is almost September, drizzling outside, a chill is in the air and my thoughts go to soups, stews and that favorite breakfast of many champions: oatmeal. Many folks these days are...

 

Nutritionally Speaking: An Organic "Terroir Manifesto"

During the month of Sept., we will be celebrating Organic Month at all Natural Grocers stores, with special classes and samplings - all highlighting the importance of the quality of food we eat, and...

 

Nutritionally Speaking: What's in Your (Kid's) Lunch Box?

As we get ready to start another school year (yes, I know it's hard to believe.. we are almost there), the dilemma of what to include in our children's (and our) school lunches is on many parent's and...

 

Nutritionally Speaking: Protect Your Brain Function

As I prepare to offer a class at the store this weekend, which highlights various hacks (tools) to support brain health and memory. I am reminded about a common issue amongst statin medication users,...

 
 By Yaakov Levine    Health    August 9, 2018

Nutritionally Speaking: Got Cognitive Function?

During Aug. I regularly schedule coaching sessions or have conversions on the sales floor with parents concerned about their children's return to school after summer break. Many bright students...

 
 By Yaakov Levine    Health    August 2, 2018

Nutritionally Speaking – Do Your Eyes Have It? - Lutein

We have been (some of us at least) enjoying the hot, sunny weather. Hopefully wearing our UV protecting sunglasses, using adequate (non-toxic) sunscreen and having fun; whether through gardening,...

 
 By Yaakov Levine    Health    July 26, 2018

Nutritionally Speaking: Summer Time is Blueberry (picking) Time!

There are many reasons to avoid the empty carbohydrate calories from sweetened foods that are so common in the grocery store; we have an epidemic of diabetes and obesity nationwide. Here are a few...

 
 By Yaakov Levine    Health    July 19, 2018

Nutritionally Speaking: Herbal ABC's: The Foundation of Herbal Medicine - A Book Review

Many years ago, while sitting in Sharol Tilgner, ND, Herbal ABC's class with a group of aspiring herbalists of all ages, I remember thinking that this class series would be an amazing book someday. I...

 
 By Yaakov Levine    Health    July 12, 2018

Nutritionally Speaking: Magnificent Magnesium

Every so often, someone will ask me if I have a favorite nutrient, and the nutrient that quickly comes to mind is – magnesium. This is one of the nutrients, or in this case a mineral, that is...

 
 By Yaakov Levine    Health    July 5, 2018

Nutritionally Speaking: Breakfast of Champions!

Many of us have been trying to lose weight, with some success then, oops, we gain it back. Sound familiar? Have you tried every one of the latest and greatest diet plans? Are you tired of the "yo-yo"...

 
 By Yaakov Levine    Health    June 28, 2018

Nutritionally Speaking: Kombucha: Refreshing and healthy in any weather

I regularly hear testimonials from people letting me know how much they enjoy their kombucha drinks. Some of them drink this electrolyte rich beverage when they are thirsty, hot and sweaty after a...

 
 By Yaakov Levine    Health    June 21, 2018

Nutritionally Speaking: Ear candling

I had a number of customers ask me this week about ear candling, a popular method with a long history. Ear candling, also called ear coning or thermal-auricular therapy, is an alternative medicine...

 
 By Yaakov Levine    Health    June 14, 2018

Nutritionally Speaking: The paleo solution

A popular and requested class these days is Keto 101, a presentation that I offer to introduce folks to the ketogenic diet – a low-carb, high-fat eating plan that encourages the use of ketones...

 
 By Yaakov Levine    Health    June 7, 2018

Stay off the blood sugar rollercoaster

With our recent Memorial Day holiday, summer is nearly upon us! During summer, many of us enjoy vacation time, or maybe just a change from indoor activities to outdoor adventures. Keeping ourselves...

 
 By Yaakov Levine    Health    May 31, 2018

Nutritionally Speaking: Simple food rules for cancer prevention

These days, we are all hearing about more and more people succumbing to cancers of many types. As a cancer survivor myself, I have found renewed hope and inspiration in Michael Pollan's book, "Food...

 
 By Yaakov Levine    Health    May 24, 2018

Nutritionally Speaking: Hot days, cool smoothies

Now that summer weather has finally arrived, our gardens are starting to flourish. Soon, our refrigerators will be full of fresh vegetables and we'll have the challenge of finding ways to enjoy and...

 
 By Yaakov Levine    Health    May 17, 2018

Nutritionally Speaking: Summer party favorites

I love this time of year; the flowers are blooming, the birds are singing and we are all spending more time outside. We are gardening, pruning, dusting off our outdoor sitting areas and – my...

 
 By Yaakov Levine    Health    May 10, 2018

Nutritionally Speaking: Enjoy avocados

One of my favorite fruits are avocados (Persea americana)! Originally found in the wild in their native Central America, we have been enjoying cultivated avocados since early in the last century when...

 
 By Yaakov Levine    Health    May 3, 2018

Nutritionally Speaking: Need salt?

As the weather warms, and eventually turns hot, it's a good time to revisit an important topic, with the hope that we will not spend our summer with our cells starving for hydration. Experts tell us...

 

Vote with your food dollars

We've recently celebrated Earth Day, a day we celebrate each year with an opportunity to learn of better options to support the health of our planet. We learn about the importance of our pollinators,...

 
 By Yaakov Levine    Health    April 19, 2018

Dietary choices for cardiovascular health

We celebrate Heart Health Month in February, but since heart disease is one of the top health issues in our modern world, every month is truly the time to choose what we eat with heart health in...

 
 By Yaakov Levine    Health    April 12, 2018

Did you eat your salad today?

We are all born with the ability to taste five distinctly different tastes. We can taste sweet, sour, salty, bitter and umami – which we know as savory, and is translated from the Japanese as...

 
 By Yaakov Levine    Health    April 5, 2018

Nutritionally Speaking: Take a spring fitness challenge

Spring has sprung: Have you been noticing more of your neighbors out for walks, feeling the urge to go climb Mt. Pisgah or check out the falls at Bryce Creek? I sure have, and while we had a...

 

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