Healthy Outlook – JANUARY – Wheatgrass

What is wheatgrass? Wheatgrass is the young grass of the common wheat plant.  This edible grass is either juiced into a wheatgrass shot or milled down into a fine green powder that is used to create a multipurpose product for both humans and animals. Wheatgrass can be consumed on its own, or used in combination with other juices or supplements. Several forms of wheatgrass are available; juice, capsules, powder, pills, and tablets. Which type is... Read More

Healthy Outlook – DECEMBER – Gifts of Essential Oils

OK Now, for some fun gift ideas? Bath Salts or Shower Bombs –  For a calming relaxing bath after a challenging day.  2 parts Epsom salt, 2 parts Kosher salt and 1 part baking soda. Add essential oils.  You can put this mixture in a hinged glass jar with a ribbon and give the gift of relaxation!!  I like to use Lavender, Frankincense, and Bergamot for this. For those who need an invigorating shower to start the day. Mix 1 cup of baking... Read More

Healthy Outlook – DECEMBER – Gifts of Essential Oils

        Gifts that show you care! I don’t know about you, but I love to give a well thought out gift.  I’m going to cover some great gift ideas in this newsletter while highlighting essential oils. What are essential oils? Essential oils are extracted directly from the bark, flower, fruit, leaf, seed or root of a plant or tree and just one drop can have powerful health benefits. Essential oils are typically created through... Read More

Healthy Outlook – NOVEMBER – The Uncommon Common Cold

  The Uncommon Common Cold A runny nose, scratchy throat, and nonstop sneezing – you can’t miss the signs of a cold. But mystery shrouds a lot of other things about it. Why do you seem to get them so often while your friend stays well? And more importantly, how can you stay healthy this year? What is it? It’s an illness caused by a tiny living thing called a virus. More than 200 types lead to your misery, but the most common one is... Read More

Healthy Outlook – OCTOBER 2017 – magnesium-L-threonate

                  Memory and Magnesium There have been several studies that suggest that increasing your intake of magnesium, an essential mineral found in dark leafy vegetables and certain fruits, beans, and nuts, may help combat memory lapses associated with aging. Magnesium Deficiency: An Overlooked Cause of Neurologic Decay Half of all aging individuals in the developed world are magnesium deficient,... Read More

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