Like you, I was sad to read that Dabbler’s, a store in West Concord, is going out of business. And I grieve that others in our surrounding communities may have to close too. I fear that newspapers as I know and love them, newsprint and all, are going away. My world, our community is changing, and my heart hurts.
IIn the spirit of the essay above, I managed to buttonhole these four bodyworkers in the store (and I know there are tons more excellent bodyworkers in the area, so accept my apology in advance!). The four below enthusiastically want to offer you, our customers (just mention Debra’s Natural Gourmet) 20% off an Introductory Session and 20% off Gift Certificates
In March of this year, Whole Foods Market announced a commitment to full GMO transparency by giving their suppliers five years to source non-GMO ingredients, or to clearly label products with ingredients containing GMOs.
Well, that’s good for the rest of us because Whole Foods has clout. As a national, natural products supermarket chain, when Whole Foods says something, many manufacturers jump.
What are GMOs anyway? They’re Genetically Modified Organisms that result when genes from one species of bacteria, viruses, insects, animals, or even humans, is forced into the DNA of another species. This does not occur in nature or in traditional crossbreeding. GMOs are like science fiction!
Adam said, “Many of us don’t know succotash except for Sylvester the Cat’s exclaiming ‘Suffering Succotash!’ back in the days of Looney Tunes.Actually, succotash has been around a lot longer than even Sylvester.An old Native American dish (its name derives from the Narragansett work for boiled corn kernels) the dish has come to mean any rustic bean-and-corn stew.Succotash colors look a lot like autumn, but its warming, hearty simplicity are perfect for deepest winter.”
The Fruit Bliss brand dried fruits are tender and moist because they’ve been infused with a touch of moisture.Yep, they’ve also been verified non-GMO by the Non-GMO Project.These chocolate dipped fruits in this recipe keep for weeks, but you won’t be able to keep them around long enough to worry about that!
Kasha (aka buckwheat) is not related to wheat, is gluten-free, and come from the sorrel and rhubarb family (it’s not even a grass). Rich in the B vitamins, which nourishes our adrenals, buckwheat is hearty, filling, and great survival food. It has been said that those who ate buckwheat after the Chernobyl incident fared much better because buckwheat supposedly pulls excess radiation out of the body.
Don’t like mushrooms? You might fall in love with them here because they taste so great! These medicinal mushrooms are said to enhance the immune system, regulate blood pressure, glucose, insulin, and more. The Chinese revere shiitakes and maitakes as nourishing and increasing vitality. Maitakes are said to be redeemed their weight in silver.
Let me say right off the bat, there's almost nothing you could give an adult for a cold or flu that you couldn't also give a child.I mean, of course use your common sense, and adjust doses accordingly.But physiologically, once they're on to solid food, kids’ immune systems aren't that different from ours…
So why do kids get sick so much?First of all, their schools and preschools are perfect incubators for germs.Secondly, they tend to be immune to less than an older person, who has already been exposed to more.It's interesting to see how this plays out: kids in preschool get more colds than kids who stay at home.But by the time those kids all get into the 1st grade togethger, the numbers flip: kids who went to preschool, who already were exposed to more, get sick less than their classmates who never had that exposure in the first place.
L-theanine has been a "big deal" in the natural health world for a number of years now, as a nutraceutical "chill pill" that calms you down without making you drowsy. It helps you relax, but leaves you alert. Unlike a lot of pharmaceutical calmatives, it also appears to help learning, and protects the brain.
Despite all that, I never wanted to write about theanine until recently. I just wasn't ready to jump on the bandwagon of yet another new thing, largely because I already had my herbs, and I trusted my herbs. And why would I want to mess around with this newfangled nutrient if my herbs already worked?
Well, it's time to jump on the bandwagon. For one, theanine really does work, quite well in fact… Not only do I hear it from customers and other healthcare practitioners, but every few months, it seems, there's another clinical trial.
And it has side benefits, as you'll read below.