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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....

 

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...

 

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