Fermented Foods

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Fermented foods are foods that have been through a process of lacto-fermentation in which natural bacteria feed on the sugar and starch in the food creating lactic acid. This process preserves the food, and creates beneficial enzymes, b-vitamins, Omega-3 fatty acids, and various strains of probiotics. Natural fermentation of foods has also been shown to preserve nutrients in food as … Read More

Spice Up Your Health: Turmeric

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The main characteristics of turmeric are a pepper-like aroma, sharp taste and golden color. Turmeric is one of the main ingredients in curry and is used in many Indian and Thai dishes. Turmeric contains a wide range of antioxidant, antiviral, antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-carcinogenic, anti-mutagenic and anti-inflammatory properties. It also contains a wide variety of vitamins and minerals including potassium, calcium, … Read More

Conquering Candida; Eating Away Your Cravings

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  Learn about candida and how it influences our eating habits, subtly sabotaging our ability to stick to a diet and get results! This talk is the what, why, and how of conquering candida and regaining control. Come listen to Dr. Karleen Sickinger speak about conquering candida at the Natural Grocers in Chandler on Sunday June 26th from 1:00 pm … Read More

Health Tip: Vitamin D

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Vitamin D has been in the news a lot lately.  Researchers are finding more and more reasons why vitamin D is helpful and integral to our health.  In the old days people would get vitamin D from the sun.  Spending roughly 20 minutes out in the sun with skin exposed at noon time during the summer can start the process, … Read More