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 By Yaakov Levine    Health    October 10, 2019 

Salmon is tasty foundation for healthy diet

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” This Chinese proverb rings true to many, but I suggest this newer adage as equally vital:...

 

Protein and Omega-3 Fats for Improved Cognitive Function

Concerned parents often ask for tips and alternatives to medications for those students that struggle to pay attention in the classroom. Many bright students struggle with concentrating on their...

 

Stay healthy during shorter, cooler days

As shorter days, cooler weather and less access to healthy summer foods are upon us, we experience a decline in our immune system; hence, “cold and flu season.” There are several affordable ways to keep your immune system boosted throughout the...

 

Let's focus on prevention during breast cancer awareness

Each year in October we recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Most of the fundraisers and events are focused on the forever search for cures to this disease which affects so many. As a nutritional...

 

September yields apple harvest

This year, as September marks the celebration of Organic Harvest Month, instead of offering “apple cookies” at Natural Grocers as is our tradition, I will be celebrating my first month as a...

 

Russian style crab salad

1-pound can of crab meat, drained 1 pound fingerling potatoes, boiled and cut into bite-sized pieces 1 cup frozen peas, defrosted ¾ cup green onions, thinly sliced ¾ cup cornichons,...

 

Chicken chile verde

It's green chile season – one of my favorite times of year! Roasted chiles are special to me, and really, my whole family. Growing up in Wyoming and having easy access to Colorado and New Mexico...

 

'Fearless' broths and soups

September marks five years since the Eugene Natural Grocers store openedWow, has it been an amazing few years? One category that has exploded in popularity in our store (and everywhere) is collagen....

 

Nutritionally Speaking:

During the month of August, our attention turns toward family time and those final summer outings – but getting ready for school is also a familiar August ritual. Purchasing the long list of...

 

Creating a strong, healthy community

In the Summer of 2015 I started attending monthly Be Your Best (BYB) meetings after an invitation from a member of Sustainable Cottage Grove. I was impressed by how efficient, informative and...

 

Ditch backpack back pain

How much does your child’s backpack weigh before they head off to school in the morning? Do you know? It’s okay if you don’t, but it is important information to learn. A backpack weighing more than 15% of your child’s bodyweight can impact...

 

Nutritionally Speaking:

I love shopping for food, and enjoy taking my time to find my favorites, and even though I always shop with a list, I find new “favorites” on most shopping adventures. Whenever I shop, I see...

 

Chronicle Kitchen

Living close to the coast is awesome! Having freshly caught fish on a local level is a dream come true to me. It's tuna and salmon time on the Oregon coast, so it's the perfect month to try this...

 
 By Yaakov Levine    Health    August 8, 2019

Nutritionally Speaking:

By Yaakov Levine Nutritional Therapy Practitioner We just returned from a road trip, and have some more fun planned for this summer as well. When we travel, our family hits the road ready to rumble. W...

 
 By Yaakov Levine    Health    August 1, 2019

Nutritionally Speaking: Do we need cholesterol?

I am asked daily about alternatives to prescription medications for lowering cholesterol levels. I have found this question to be a great lead-in for some education about the benefits (yes, benefits)...

 

Zucchini Fritters

Prep time 30 minutes Serves 4 So many zucchinis, so little time. This zucchini fritters recipe is addicting and are perfect with a meal, as a side or as an appetizer. This recipe is perfect to...

 
 By Noel Nash    Health    July 25, 2019

Numbers show peak of crisis as opioids glut begins to slow

Between 2006-2012, Lane County residents purchased more than 128 million opioid pain pills, enough for 52 pills per person (from newborns to seniors) per year. These numbers were obtained by The...

 
 By Cheryl Richard    Health    July 25, 2019

Zucchini Hummus - Cheryl's Kitchen

Here come the zucchinis! This recipe will become one of your favorites if you like hummus. It's lighter and fresh-tasting. Most folks I've served it to had no idea it has zucchini as the main...

 
 By Yaakov Levine    Health    July 25, 2019

Nutritionally Speaking: Protect your vision (and more) with lutein

I first wrote about lutein in a column back in 2008, I had just returned from visiting with my mom in Florida. It was a hard visit. As a relatively healthy 88-year-old, she was devastated; a couple...

 
 By Yaakov Levine    Health    July 18, 2019

Nutritionally Speaking: Red currant scones, anyone?

Red currants: Coming to us in a small package - while offering a burst of sweet-tart flavor - these red berries have a long and flavorful history. Enjoyed in the Lorraine province of France since the...

 
 By Cheryl Richard    Health    July 18, 2019

From Cheryl's Kitchen - Shrimp burgers

Burger: 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined ¼ cup green onions, chopped ½ jalapeno, chopped ¼ cup cilantro, chopped 1 celery stalk, chopped fine 1 lemon, zested and juiced...

 
 By Yaakov Levine    Health    July 11, 2019

Nutritionally Speaking: Read the comics first!

We recently celebrated Independence Day, and honored and celebrated a young local resident, who was taken from us in a tragic manner. We all experience stress, sadness and grief in our own way ... a...

 
 By Cheryl Richard    Health    July 11, 2019

Cheryl's Kitchen - Very Berry Kale Salad with berry balsamic vinaigrette

Blackberries, blueberries, kale, peas, broccoli and cauliflower are in season right now. Here is a recipe to marry them all. Very berry kale salad 1 large bunch of kale. Be creative and look for the...

 
 By Cheryl Richard    Health    July 4, 2019

Grilled Chicken Tacos - Grilled chicken tacos served on butter lettuce, topped with a zesty strawberry-pineapple salsa

4 servings Grilled Chicken Tacos 1 head butter lettuce for taco shells, placed in refrigerator until ready to serve tacos 3 free-range, boneless and skinless chicken breasts 1 teaspoon cumin 1...

 
 By Yaakov Levine    Health    July 4, 2019

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...

 

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