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Towards a less-sugary holiday season

Wow, this morning was the first time I had to scrape the truck windshield before I headed out... cooler weather is coming, along with rain, maybe some snow and, of course, the October through January...

 

October: Non-GMO month!

Years ago, there was a lot of media buzz about the GMO wheat discovered in eastern Oregon. This discovery impacted our country's wheat sales worldwide, as these modified products were, and now not...

 

Sleep to Support Health

Are you getting enough rest these days? This time of year with the shorter periods of daylight are conducive for getting more sleep than the brighter days of summer. Years ago as an experiment, I...

 

Health Q&A with Jeannie Marr

Q: What are the benefits of probiotics and should I be taking them? A: Probiotics are “good” bacteria that naturally live in the digestive tract. At Creswell Health Mart Pharmacy, we carry a pharm...

 

The Flu Vaccine

What if there was a major scientific breakthrough that could dramatically decrease an individual’s chances for severe and even life-threatening respiratory illness complicated by stomach cramps,...

 

Preserving food in southern Lane County

Fall is here, and with it is a bounty of activities that can be done with friends and family. Fermentation and preserving are ideal fall projects for bringing in the bounty of the valley....

 

National Suicide Awareness and Prevention: Removing the Stigma for Veterans

Every three days, an Oregon veteran takes his or her life. According to the latest data from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, Oregon veterans commit suicide at a rate that is significantly...

 

Nutritionally Speaking: Healthy tailgating

The leaves are changing color, the morning air has a chill, thoughts of eggnog and cranberries creep into our thoughts. . . Plus, we are in the midst of our fall sports season, and for many, a big par...

 

Balance Awareness

Last week was Balance Awareness Week where healthcare providers across the nation celebrated and educated their patients in regard to balance awareness, fall risks and vestibular disorders. Physical t...

 

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...

 
 By Jeannie Marr    Health    August 30, 2018

How do I get mom's medication to her retirement home?

Q: My mom just moved into a retirement facility. How can I help her continue to get her medications now that she is living in a home? A: At Creswell Health Mart Pharmacy we deliver medications to the...

 

Move in Comfort - Finding a Home for Items No Longer Needed

For some people who are considering downsizing, thinking about what they will do with the things they no longer want can be such a stumbling block that they put off the process all together. There...

 

Shaping up for Fall - Camas Swale Medical Clinic

As Summer dwindles and temperatures drift into a cooler range, many of use are preparing for a change in our routine. For families, fall means “back to school” and the reinstatement of a morning...

 

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 Alaina Thomson    Health    July 26, 2018

Walking into Wellness

With the intense summer heat hitting us the last couple of weeks, it has been an easy transition into a more sedentary routine as any physical exertion seems ludicrous in this heat. If your normal...

 
 By Diana Masarie    Health    July 26, 2018

Downsizing 101 – Getting Started

So you're ready to begin downsizing your home. You're not sure where to begin, but you know it's time. Remember, Rome wasn't built in a day... and yet it was built! Toss out any judgment you may have...

 

Protecting yourself and family from insect bites

Summertime barbecues, short sleeves and spending time with friends and family by the water on a river or lake are some of the best things about Oregon summers. With ready access to coastal areas and...

 

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