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Health Q & A with Jeannie Marr

Q: I hear that there is a new shingles shot that has come out. Does Creswell Health Mart Pharmacy carry it and am I eligible to get it? Answer: Yes, we do carry Shingrix. It’s a new shingles...

 

What are healthy habits?

I started teaching fitness classes ten years ago, without any experience beyond my own attendance in classes. Marie, my friend and mentor, needed a sub for her kickboxing and yoga classes, so I held...

 

Resolutions reset, part 1

As we start the second month of 2019, how are you doing with your New Year's Resolutions to eat healthier? Sometimes we need a Resolution Reset. Food serves a dual purpose for us, when we choose...

 

Nutritionally Speaking: Love and dark chocolate A heart(y) healthy treat

I am hoping that you all learned a few new tricks to support your cardiovascular health from my last columns. Please share these tips with your family members. There are a lot of members of my family...

 

Shampoo Dolls 'Dolls' up clients

For a chic look that's in style with latest trends, Shampoo Dolls in Cottage Grove knows what to do. Their four stylists consider styling not just their profession - but their passion. The stylists...

 

Panacea Barbershop and Lounge: Self-care inside and out

Panacea Barbershop and Lounge is committed to serving customers from the inside out. Owner Demarcos Wright wants clients to feel at home and have a time to focus on themselves through self-love and...

 

Nutritionally Speaking - Heart health hacks: part 3

Happy "Heart Health" Month! This is a great opportunity to focus on supporting your cardiovascular super pump. There's no better way prepare to celebrate this time of year than to share with those we...

 

Nutritionally Speaking: Heart health hacks: part 2

While every month should be Heart Health Month, we at least focus on supporting our cardiovascular super pump one month each year in February. There's no better way to get ready to celebrate this...

 

Nutritionally Speaking: Heart health hacks: part 1

In February we will celebrate Heart Health Month, and a favorite heart (and chocolate related) holiday - Valentine's Day. There's no better way to celebrate this time of year than to share with those...

 

Steps (10,000) towards a healthier winter

Well, the days are finally getting longer, but we still have plenty of winter left. It's great to stock up on healthy cold season healing alternatives, vitamin C or zinc lozenges, but an ounce or two...

 
 By Aliya Hall    Health    December 27, 2018

Creswell School District receives vouchers for glasses

Creswell High School Counselor Lori Naugle said she could picture herself in a classroom struggling with vision impairment, and how difficult that would be. She said she would understand how a...

 

Nutritionally Speaking: Are You Eating on the Wild Side?

As many of you know I teach (free) health classes and cooking demonstrations as part of my role as Nutritional Health Coach at Natural Grocers. There is a common thread in all of our classes, and...

 

Try a Mediterranean style diet

As we look forward to enjoying our December holidays, I hope many of you are looking for suggestions for a healthier 2019. In that spirit, let's explore the Mediterranean Diet. Touted in books, by...

 

Nutritionally speaking: Why do we all need salt?

As this calendar year winds down, I am sure many of you are considering New Year's Resolutions for a healthier 2019. I am exploring a Ketogenic diet for myself, and will be offering a free six-week...

 

To downsize or not to downsize... a question to consider

With the holidays here, families may become aware of many things that have not have gotten attention throughout the course of the year. Or, if they had it was easy to push them aside due to our, "oh...

 

Nutritionally Speaking - To reflux or not, your choice

We have been enjoying a sunnier than usual fall, and I notice more people are outside, enjoying the warmer breezes and the colors, therefore including more movement and exercise in their daily...

 

Thankful for PT

In the season of thankfulness and giving, I thought I would take a break from the pieces I typically write. I want to share with you why I am thankful for physical therapy and what physical therapy ha...

 

Severe blood shortage: Red Cross issues immediate call for blood donations - Blood drive hosts also needed this winter to stop prolonged shortage

The American Red Cross is facing a severe blood shortage and urgently needs blood donors to give now to avoid delays in lifesaving medical care for patients. Volunteer blood drive hosts are also... Full story

 

Health Q & A with Jeannie Marr

Q: Why didn’t my doctor prescribe antibiotics for my cold? A: Antibiotics only treat bacterial infections, and colds are infections caused by viruses. Thus an antibiotic would not be helpful in treating your cold. Sometimes, however, when your...

 

Nutritionally Speaking - Yes, there is life after bread

Raise your hands if you enjoy a sandwich for some of your meals. Many of you have heard the tale of the Earl of Sandwich. The fable tells us that he loved to eat and play cards. One evening, he was ha...

 
 By Aliya Hall    Health    November 15, 2018

Dairy Goat Day welcomes all goat farmers, enthusiasts

Goat lovers across Oregon and Washington joined together on Nov. 3 in Pleasant Hill for Dairy Goat Day, which was sponsored by Oregon State University Small Farmers Extension Program and Emerald...

 

Nutritionally Speaking: Time for Cranberries

A relative of the beloved blueberry, cranberries are a staple on our holiday tables during our fall and winter holiday season. I have included below a favorite cranberry sauce recipe from Natural...

 

Nutritionally Speaking: A key to optimal health – robust digestion

As the weather gets wetter, cooler and the days get shorter, are you experiencing stuffed sinuses or congestion? Are these symptoms putting a damper on your day-to-day enjoyment of life? While not...

 

Maintain healthy bones and joints with bone broth

As I sit at the computer this morning, there is the sound of rain on the roof... fall seems to finally be here, yeah! There's a chill in the air and I am sipping on a mug of bone broth. I am often...

 

Nutritionally Speaking - Healthy (really) desserts

I covered in last week's column useful tips to help us all enjoy the fall and winter holidays, with a goal of ending the year on a healthier note. One of our family's favorite treats is carrot cake,...

 

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