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 By Yaakov Levine    Health    January 23, 2020 

Nutritionally Speaking: Try comfort food with a keto twist

Part of my work as a health coach is helping people find healthier food choices when they come to me asking for this guidance. They want to be healthier and manage their weight, often not knowing...

 

Nutritionally Speaking: Read all about it: 'Herbal medicine' releases third edition

Whenever possible I am excited to share with you my favorite resources that empower us to help ourselves as we work towards better health. These days, DIY (Do It Yourself) is trending, and learning...

 

Nutritionally speaking: Sea-salty new year

Staying hydrated while maintaining a healthy sodium and trace mineral balance is key to any dietary program. But what is salt? Sodium chloride (salt) is present in ocean water, and makes up 75% of...

 

Nutritionally Speaking: Resolve to rest and exercise

Now that we are into the start of the new year 2020, and our next decade, I'm going to guess that many of you are not acting on any New Year's resolutions. I know you tried last year; maybe set your...

 

Fighting the 'winter blues'

The holidays can be a time of joy, laughter and family togetherness. It is also the time of year when primary care providers see an increase in patients who are feeling "down in the dumps." In...

 

How sugary drinks unlock obesity genes - Nutritionally Speaking

As we approach the end of this calendar year and decade, we will have many opportunities to resolve to do better, and sometimes there are "baby steps" we can take that may be easier than we think....

 

Nutritionally Speaking - It's Chanukah time

This year from sundown, Sunday Dec. 22 through Monday Dec. 30, Jews worldwide commemorate Chanukah, a Jewish holiday which celebrates the victory of the Maccabees over the larger Syrian army. It also...

 

Nutritionally Speaking - Try a Mediterranean- style diet this winter

Here we are in December; the days are getting shorter, and there's a palpable chill in the air. Close your eyes and imagine yourself sitting at a balmy seaside café, taking in the smells and sounds...

 

Nutritionally Speaking - Broth: A bounty of benefits

Regular readers know that I. Love. Broth. I especially enjoy broth this time of year ... yes our free range Thanksgiving turkey was great ... but wow, the turkey bone broth we are enjoying is divine!...

 

Earth-friendly tips to keep your animals - and you ­­- ­healthy

Let's face it, having pets in our household brings us joy and enhances our health and well-being, and there are plenty of potential furry family members out there waiting to find their forever homes....

 

Nutritionally Speaking - Try a paleo Thanksgiving

We have so many choices to ponder when we consider which diet plan to choose, it can make our heads spin. When it comes to planning our holiday feasts, it's hard to contemplate missing out on our...

 

Nutritionally Speaking - Healthy tailgating a winning choice

The leaves are falling, swirling in the wind; the morning air has a chill, thoughts of eggnog and cranberries creep into our thoughts... and we are in fall sports season. Tailgate parties or home...

 

Nutritionally Speaking: Vitamin D important supplement in the PNW

When we spend time outdoors with skin exposed to the sun, our bodies can produce vitamin D, which we need to have strong bones, avoid colds and flu, and prevent cancer and autoimmune diseases. In the...

 

Tipsy Basil: Blackened salmon with tomato bean ragu

Blackened salmon with tomato bean ragu Blackened Salmon Ingredients: 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1...

 

Dogs (and cats) support optimal health

A few months ago, and a couple of years after our last dog, Poppy died, my wife Donna went to the animal shelter and brought home our new family member: cat-friendly, 8-year-old Emma. We have two...

 

A refreshing and flavorful herb

We just returned from a few days away “glamping.” We enjoyed hikes along the Deschutes, sitting by the fire, and meeting other campers and their pets. We usually eat mostly the same foods as at...

 
 By Tipsy Basil    Health    October 17, 2019

Energy Bites

Ingredients 1 cup rolled oats ½ cup chocolate chips ½ cup flaxseed meal ½ cup toasted coconut flakes ¾ cup crunchy peanut butter* 1/8 cup agave sweetener or honey 1...

 

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....

 

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