Thursday, June 28, 2007
I have done a lot of research on the toxicity of the cookware that you are using. If you are using teflon I would highly suggest that you get rid of it. It has been proven to put a toxic material into your bloodstream.
Links to learn more about teflon dangers:
Teflon Contamination Update
Dangers of Teflon
Mercola: teflon toxicity
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Here are some links to articles you may enjoy reading.
While our focus is on healthy diet, natural cosmetics, and regular exercise, we also find links to cyber bullying, safe web surfing, and other topics that can be included in the overall topic of safe & healthy lifestyle.
MSN Lifestyle - Food & Entertaining "Is organic food worth it?"
MSN Lifestyle - Food & Entertaining "Rosemary-Garlic Chicken"
Wikipedia on "Organic Food"
Green Living "Top 10 Foods to Eat Organically"
USDA/AMS "National Organic Program Standards"
Anti-Bullying Alliance (UK, but good resource for kids & parents)
Friday, June 22, 2007
From the well-written blog Eat Local Challenge, a blog I've recently had the privilege to discover, here's an excerpt from the post entitled "Honey, honey".
One of my favorite local ingredients to cook with is honey. It has great versatility for everything from salad dressing to ice cream, vegetable dishes to just plain on bread.
Unlike most sweeteners, honey contains antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and amino acids.
Honey is known to have antimicrobial properties and some people believe that consumption of local honey can help with allergies.
A Spoonful of Honey Makes the Vegetables Go Down
Okay, so I don’t need honey to eat my vegetables, but it sure does make some of them taste great, even cauliflower.
Cauliflower is not a personal favorite, but prepared this way, I’d eat it once a week. It's also likely showing up in your CSA bags and farmers markets right now.
1 head cauliflower
2 tbs. Honey
2 tbs. Olive oil
1/2 tsp. Cumin
1/2 tsp. Kosher salt
2 grinds of black pepper
Just a pinch (light sprinkle) Cayenne
Juice and zest of 1 lemon
1/4 cup of water
Preheat oven to 400.°
Mix all ingredients except water and rub on top and bottom of cauliflower. Place cauliflower in baking dish flower side down. Pour water in dish. Roast the cauliflower for 15 minutes, then turn if flower side up and roast another 10-15 minutes. Watch it carefully. It should be golden brown in color, but not burned.
Serves Four. Per Serving: 102 Calories; 7g Fat (55.5% calories from fat); 1g Protein; 12g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 244mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Fat; 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Organic A to Z's Gregory Schaefer again, this time showing us how to cook eggplant.
[Eggplant photo above by Ronnie B]
On his site, in "Eggplant Show", Schaefer alerts us to the skin of the plant: that's where the rich anti-oxidants are loaded. Don't peel that eggplant skin off. Read his short eggplant article that accompanies this video.
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
How did you get interested in natural diets and herbal remedies?
The origin of a lifestyle is good to remember. It's nice to acknowledge our early leaders and examples. We can increase our motivation by thinking kindly of our inspirations.
How did you get into health food?
Was it the influence of parents or friends?
Someone at your church, or at work?
How did that person inspire you to avoid chemicals, additives, and toxins, to eat more fruits and vegetables, to avoid over-reliance on pharmaceutical potions?
Was it someone you once dated?
Did they have a contagious zeal for a macrobiotic diet and hatha yoga? Were they so enthusiastic and well-informed, you decided to check out the healthy lifestyle scene?
What books did you first read on herbs, folk remedies, alternative medicine, natural cosmetics, organic gardening?
What was the first health food store you ever visited?
Do you still buy the same items and brands as you first did, or have your choices changed?
I'd love to hear your story!
rogerhutchinson [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
Or post a comment here.
Monday, June 18, 2007
Delicious Living magazine, which we distribute free to our customers, has a terrific online index on nutritive and healing substances.
Vitamins, Minerals & Herbs
Just click on the item of interest, like "acidophilus" (probiotics), and get good information on where it's found in nature, how much you need, how to tell if you have a deficiency, plus links for further research.
Obesity is an alarming, increasingly risky health hazard, for both children and adults.
Here's a quick lesson in "trust linking". You begin at a reputable, credible, trustworthy site. Then you check the sites they link to. Most of these sites will likely (not necessarily, but likely) be of similar caliber.
I was curious to see what the FDA listed as good information on this hot topic. Under the subhead "Other Sources of Information", there's an interesting site called Food Risk.org.
At Food Risk.org, click on Weight Management, to view: Consumer Information on Weight Management.
At that site, help for parents at this link to Department of Health & Human Services free DVDs on child obesity solutions.
Thursday, June 14, 2007
Entering the Metro Centre from Glen, coming around from Sheridan Road.
Passing the National City Bank building, Naturally Yours is to the left.
Parking is easy in the spacious parking lot.
Another satisfied customer heads back home with organic food and natural treats.
Heading up the sidewalk to the Naturally Yours Grocery & Deli.
Roger Hutchinson, proprietor, is here to serve you.
Seniors' Wednesday Discounts are in effect here.
Something delicious and guilt-free, for all ages.
Parents are more informed about the nutritive values of the food they serve their families.
Many herbs are available in bulk.
Chillin' by the cash registers, waiting for mom to finish shopping.
It's fun just to stroll around and browse at all the interesting items.
You never know what you might find on sale.
You may be delighted at what's available.
A nice display of hair care products.
Check out our fresh deli sandwiches. No skimping on the veggies, these will satisfy even hardy appetites.
Another look at our organic produce section.
Popular, and unusual, juice drinks.
Many flavors of healthy drinks are available, including some you might not have imagined.
Wander around the store and see coolers of colorful drinks, here, there, everywhere. Pick your favorites, or discover new beverage solutions, to beat the hot summer temperatures.
Many folks find that reading up on health topics will increase not only their wisdom, but also their discipline and dedication to healthier eating habits.
Whether it's a quick snack, or a full week of meal planning, Naturally Yours is your one stop shop for healthy eating. We also have a wide variety of skin, hair, and cosmetic products.
Organic A to Z's Gary Schaefer shows you how to cook organic chicken dish with nice spices.
"Organic A to Z cooks chicken" (3:33)
Here are some links to good information on staying healthy this summer. You'll learn about warm weather health for children, seniors, teens, and pets. I've also tossed in a few links about safe web surfing for kids.
I have exposed the URLs of these links so you can print out this post with visible web addresses of these articles.
"Summer Health Tips from UMHS"
University of Michigan Health System
"Summer Health Tips"
Children's Hospital & Research Center
"Skin Conditions: Sun Safety Tips"
"Women's Health: How to Avoid Summer's Health Woes"
"Summer Pet Care"
"Tips for a Healthy Summer: A Guide for Parents of Young Teens"
Parent Teachers Association (PTA)
"Cool Tips for the Hot Days Ahead"
MSN Health & Fitness
"Summer Food Safety Tips"
University of Minnesota
Safe Web Surfing
"Tech Tip 75 - Parents' Primer to Children & the Internet"
Kimmy Powell, Geeks.com
"Site Seeing on the Internet"
"Safe spots for kids to surf the Web"
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Simplicity sells, even in store signage.
Proprietor Roger Hutchinson (red shirt) helps customers choose the best product for their needs and budget.
Tidy aisles of healthy, life-enhancing products.
Our fairly robust selection of organic fruits and vegetables.
A display near the front door.
Look at all the teas! The left side of this aisle is all tea, all the way to the wall. But there are more branded tea displays throughout the store, including Numi.
A view facing west, toward the cash registers and deli.
People feel comfortable here. There's so much to choose from, and nice employees to help you decide what's right for you.
Those seeds are organic. Get some for your garden.