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

5 Essential Oils and Their Uses

5 ESSENTIAL OILS AND THEIR USES     CINNAMON– It is great for killing airborne bacteria and it’s a natural insect repellent. It’s an antidepressant as it has been shown to elevate moods. It is also good for pain relief. Simply mix 2-3 drops with 1/2 a cup of carrier/base oil and massage onto affected area. You may also put a few drops into a pot of boiling water or in a bath to elevate your mood by inhaling the steam.   GRAPEFRUIT–... Read More

WATER

WHY IS WATER  IMPORTANT? BRAIN 85% HEART 80% BLOOD 83% MUSCLE 75% SKIN 72% BONES 22% Water is a driving force of all nature; it is amazing! Feeling sleepy at work? Drink water. Blood sugar levels gone awry? Drink water. Did you know we found the fountain of youth? WATER! Drink water to look younger and feel younger. It moisturizes the skin to maintain its texture and appearance. Trouble going to sleep? Drink water a few hours before bed. Do you... Read More

Probiotics

   Probiotics are “good bacteria”, or some yeast, for your digestive system. You can think of them like dogs, not all are the same. A Great Dane is different than Chihuahua. The most important strains of bacteria are Lactobacilli, Biffidobacterium. Saccharomyces Boulardii (yeast) is an excellent thing to take to combat diarrhea. It is a great idea to take to countries like India and Mexico when you aren’t sure about the water.  BENEFITS... Read More

Benefits of Coconut Oil

What is anti-carcinogenic, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, anti-parasitic, anti-viral and anti-aging? It is a superfood. It combats depression, helps with weight loss, you can use it as an antacid and it helps to stabilize blood sugar. Coconut oil Pacific Islanders refer to the coconut palm as the “Tree of Life” because they believe coconut oil  cures all ailments. On many islands coconut is a staple in... Read More