Healthy Outlook – SEPTEMBER 2017 – French Paradox in a Bottle

          French Paradox in a Bottle The French Paradox states that although the French people liberally use butter on the bread and meat and fish, eat lots of rich sauces and seem to consume their weight in cheese every year, they stay thinner than Americans and their rate of lethal coronary heart disease is lower. Many Scientists have promoted the idea that is because they drink red wine, rich in an antioxidant called resveratrol.... Read More

Healthy Outlook – AUG 2017 – Good Green Tea Smoothie

                  GOOD GREEN TEA SMOOTHIE Ingredients: 3 cups white grapes 2 packed cups baby spinach 1 ½ cups strong brewed green tea cooled * 1 medium ripe avocado 2 teaspoons honey   Combine grapes, spinach, green tea, avocado, and honey in a blender; blend until smooth. Serve immediately. *to brew strong green tea, use twice the amount of tea steep for 3 minutes (longer will give a bitter taste).   Serving... Read More

Healthy Outlook – AUG 2017 – Green Tea

              GREEN TEA Green Tea is one of the healthiest beverage on the planet and second only to water as the most consumed beverage in the world. It is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that have powerful effects on the body. Of these antioxidants, a major player is epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). ECGC functions as an antioxidant that is 25 – 100 times more potent than vitamins C and E. One cup of green... Read More

Healthy Outlook – JULY 2017 Sun Protection Inside and Out

  HEALTHY OUTLOOK My name is Carol Koegel I am the Director of Marketing for Old Town Natural Market and Deli. I am passionate and committed to learn, practice and share all that I can to be healthy and whole.  I will be providing new information each month that I hope you will find useful and interesting.  I will always try to give credit to my sources and welcome any comments or questions you may have. Sun Protection – Inside and Out The... Read More

Healthy Outlook – JUNE 2017 – Medicinal Mushrooms

Mushrooms Edible. Inedible. Incredible! There are over 10,000 species of mushrooms.  About 50% are inedible, by this I mean either too tough to chew or just plain indigestible. Approximately 25% are edible and 4% are incredible.  Edible meaning they are digestible but tasteless. The incredible ones have a fantastic flavor.  Then there are about 20% that will make you sick and 1% that can kill you. Mushrooms have been scientifically proved... Read More

Healthy Outlook MAY 2017 Stress Management & Cortisol Balance

  STRESS Good Stress & Bad Stress According to experts, stress is a burst of energy that basically advises you on what to do. In small doses, stress has many advantages. For instance, stress can help you meet daily challenges and motivate you to reach your goals.  Stress is also a vital warning system, producing the fight-or-flight response. When the brain perceives stress, it starts flooding the body with chemicals like epinephrine,... Read More

Healthy Outlook APR 2017 Mediterranean Diet

DIET What does that mean? Webster defines “Diet” as food and drink regularly consumed.  I like this definition as the food and drink we consume IS the diet we are on and making conscience healthy choices is the very best approach we can take.  There are certain “diets” that address a specific need such as the Gluten Free diet that addresses Celiac Disease, or certain dietary choices to lose weight. I do believe that even if you do not have... Read More

Healthy Outlook: MAR 2017 Probiotics

Healthy Outlook March 2017 My name is Carol Koegel I am passionate and committed to learn, practice and share all that I can to be healthy and whole.  I will be providing new information each month that I hope you will find useful and interesting.  I will always try to give credit to my sources and welcome any comments or questions you may have. WHATS THE BIG DEAL? Probiotics Probiotics are bacteria that help keep the natural balance of organisms... Read More

Healthy Outlook: FEB 2017 Anti-Aging Vol. 2

Healthy Outlook Feb 2017 Vol. 2 My name is Carol Koegel I am passionate and committed to learn, practice and share all that I can to be healthy and whole.  I will be providing new information each month that I hope you will find useful and interesting.  I will always try to give credit to my sources and welcome any comments or questions you may have. WHATS THE BIG DEAL? Anti-Aging Continued We have talked about CoQ10 with PQQ in the last issue.... Read More

Healthy Outlook: FEB 2017 Anti-Aging Vol. 1

Healthy Outlook February 2017 Vol. 1 My name is Carol Koegel I am passionate and committed to learn, practice and share all that I can to be healthy and whole.  I will be providing new information each month that I hope you will find useful and interesting.  I will always try to give credit to my sources and welcome any comments or questions you may have. WHATS THE BIG DEAL? Anti-Aging Why is this such a hot topic these days?  Maybe because there... Read More