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 By Yaakov Levine    Health    December 13, 2018 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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,...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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