Thursday, March 31, 2011


"Take a whiff of vanilla extract right before digging into
any delectable meal, and you might just eat less of it. That's
because smelling a satisfying rich scent (like, you guessed it,
vanilla) can trick your brain into thinking you've eaten more than
you actually have, says Alan Hirsch, MD, founder of the Smell and
Taste Treatment and Research Foundation. "If you smell a delicious
aroma before you take a bite of something indulgent, you'll lose
the sensory excitement earlier," he explains. "This cues your body
to feel content sooner, so you'll eat less."

"Sweet Tip! Don't know where to store your vanilla beans? Pop
them in with granulated sugar in an airtight container.
Bonus: The vanilla perfumes the sugar grains slightly."

-Health Magazine April 2011

Black Is The New Green When It Comes to Healthy Eating

"Black Beans. The dark skins of these beans are packed with
bioflavonoids- potent plant-based nutrients that may protect
against cancer, research out of Cornell University reveals.
Black Rice. Brown rice is good for you, but black rice is
even better. That's because the bran hull contains significantly
higher amounts of vitamin E, which bolsters the immune system
and protects cells from free radical damage. In fact, black rice
contains more anthocyanin antioxidants than blueberries, according
to a study from the Louisiana State University Agricultural Center."

-Health Magazine April 2011

Sugar Substitutes That Are Not So Sweet

The truth about HFCS, Splenda, Agave, and Truvia.

Sit down at any restaurant these days. To sweeten your tea (or coffee) you can choose from the white, blue, pink, yellow, or maybe even green ”stuff.” While we know that white sugar has been associated with over 60 health ailments, what about the rest?

For starters, high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is probably the most insidious of all sugar substitutes, as it alone accounts for more than 40% of caloric sweeteners added to foods and drinks in the US—with consumption growth matching the escalating rise in obesity. It doesn’t come in packets because it doesn’t have to. It’s already in a myriad of foods including sodas, juices, candies, pasta sauces, salad dressings, breakfast cereals, yogurt, ketchup, frozen foods, and even baby formulas.

HFCS is such a concentrated sweetener that your brain doesn’t even recognize it as sugar. It overrides your body’s natural ability to feel full, so you eat more.

Here’s a brief consumer alert about the sugar substitutes most commonly used by health minded individuals:

Sucralose (aka Splenda)
Discovered in 1976, it is made by chlorinating sugar! It was discovered by accident. Two Tate & Lyle scientists were looking for a way to test chlorinated sugars as chemical intermediates when there was a gross misunderstanding. Leslie Hough asked his young Indian colleague Shashikant Phadnis to test the powder. Phadnis thought Hough said “taste,” and he did—it was very sweet! A final sweetener formula was developed within a year.

Sucralose is composed of 50 percent phenylalanine, 40 percent aspartic acid, and 10 percent methyl alcohol. In 1998 it was approved by the FDA. In 2000 concerns over safety surfaced, including a lack of long-term studies. Reported symptoms of sensitivity to this compound include headaches, dizziness/balance problems, mood swings, vomiting and nausea, abdominal pain and cramps, seizures and convulsions, and changes in vision. Concerns have also been raised regarding its effect on the thymus gland—crucial to proper immune system functioning.

Agave Nectar
Although initially thought to be related to cacti, agave is not. The latest rage in health food stores, agave nectar—depending upon how extensive the heating and refining process—results in a high fructose syrup. It contains complex forms of fructose called fructosans. In order for it to obtain its sweetness the agave sap must be heated, breaking the fructosans into fructose units. This is then filtered, resulting in the final product that ranges in color and consistency. Despite having a low ranking on the glycemic index, its fructose content is usually higher than even high fructose corn syrup, and it can take a toll on your health—from blood sugar spikes and insulin resistance to extra fat storage.

Comprised of rebiana, erythritol, and natural flavor, Truvia is the latest “hot” sweetener. Rebiana comes from the leaves of the stevia plant—a natural herb that ranks zero on the glycemic index and has been used for hundreds of years as a sweetener in South America. However, erythritol is a sugar alcohol that in excess is not tolerated well, resulting in digestive problems like bloating, constipation, and/or diarrhea. Another downside of erythritol is that’s it’s made from corn, one of the top 5 allergens.

So, how do we get the sugar out?
• Spice up your life with coriander, nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, and cardamon (my favorite). These are all delicious spices that can help satisfy your sweet tooth without adding any sugar.
• Get creative with vanilla, almond, mint, coconut, or lemon extracts. See how once boring foods are suddenly transformed into new taste sensations.
• Finish up your meal with Bengal Spice Herbal Tea that serves up a cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, and vanilla flavor.

In no-heat foods, use a probiotic sweetener like Flora-Key. It provides 10 billion beneficial bacteria per serving. This powerful formula has been recently updated and improved—now containing L. Plantarum and L. Reuteri in addition to Acidophilus, Bifidus, and FOS. Besides serving as a natural sweetener, it also helps target antibiotic-induced yeast and Candida infections, reduce acid reflux and heartburn, aid weight control and digestive disorders, improve acne, psoriasis and eczema, promote healthy teeth and gums, reduce soy and lactose allergies, prevent UTI’s and other infections, and increase beneficial bacteria’s survival against antibiotics. You can enjoy one to two scoops each day.

When it comes to sweeteners, there are mixed messages all around us, but alternatives do exist that are truly natural, safe—and sweet.

-Dr. Ann Louise's Edge On Healing 2011

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Upside of Hot Flashes

"Yes, there is one! Menopausal women with the most intense hot
flashes- the kind that wake them up at night- have a 50 percent
lower risk of postmenopausal breast cancer, according to a new
study from the National Cancer Institute."

-Health Magazine April 2011

Holy Guacamole

"Go ahead, indulge. Avocado is loaded with benefits. "Bite for bite,
avocado is rich in mono- and polyunsaturated fats. Plus, it's loaded with
vitamins A and C, and important nutrients like potassium and iron," says
Kate Geagan, RD, author of Go Green, Get Lean. What does that mean for
your skin and hair? The essential fats add luster and shine to locks,
and hydrate and nourish your skin. A delicious way to look gorgeous."

-Health Magazine April 2011

Ricotta Pie

How about a quick and easy Cheesecake that's light, fluffy, low
in calories and yummy...

1 GF Pie Crust
1 tsp. Vanilla
1 tsp. Lemon juice
1/3 cup sugar, honey or your favorite sweetener
2 eggs, beaten
1 lb. Ricotta cheese (part skim)

Beat all ingredients together and pour into pie crust.
Bake at 350 for 1 hour. recipe from Erin Crum

Healing Leaf

There are 2 new kinds of Ice Chips at Lingonberries Market...

Soothing Cough Chips with Menthol and Eucalyptus.
Immunity Chips which help to support the immune system.

Both are naturally sweetened with Xylitol and are GMO Free.
No Corn, No Sugar, No Soy, No Wheat or Gluten.

Monday, March 28, 2011

5 Surprising Things You Don't Have to Buy Organic

"You're pretty safe with fruits and vegetables like avocados,
which have a thick skin that you don't eat. Just remember to wash
the peel before cutting them.
Chickens as a rule are not given growth hormones, and research shows
that factory eggs don't have higher quantities of contaminants than organic
Frozen foods in plastic bags are ok as long as you're not boiling the
food in the bag, the chance of ingesting harmful chemicals from these is
Even when you are using spices liberally, you're consuming such small
amounts of each that the risk is minimal.
While there's no question that organic cotton clothing is excellent
for the environment, the benefits it has on your personal health are
unclear- it's unlikely that pesticides remain in clothing in quantities
large enough to seep into our bodies. The one possible exception is
clothing treated with flame retardants (the label will tell you if that's
the case)."

-Health Magazine April 2011


"When researchers at the Environmental Working Group (EWG) analyzed
89,000 produce-pesticide tests to determine the most contaminated fruits
and vegetables, celery topped the chart. "In terms of the sheer number of
chemicals, it was the worst," Lunder says. Celery stalks are very porous,
so they retain the pesticides they're sprayed with- up to 13 of them,
according to the EWG analysis. Lunder also advises buying organic bell
peppers, spinach, and potatoes because they scored high for pesticides,
as well."

-Health Magazine April 2011

Sunday, March 27, 2011

When Life Gives You Lemongrass...

"Lemongrass (also called citronella root) is tough, but hidden
within each fibrous, foot-long stalk of this Southeast Asian grass
lurks incomparable character: It's floral without being cloying,
lemony without being tart- those lemony notes come from the same
compound in lemon zest. Lop off the spiky tops (use them to infuse
a pot of rice or as grilling skewers) and peel away the tough outer
layers of white bottom stalk. Crush, slice, or mince those four inches
of pale bottom, and lemongrass will reveal itself. It plays especially
well with garlic, onion, and ginger, the flavors that often partner
it in Southeast Asian recipes. Lemongrass is like no other herb in the
world, and in cooking, there's just no substitute."

-Bon Appetit Magazine March 2011

Beauty Rehab

"It's been a long winter, and my skin is dry all over.
What's a good at-home moisturizing fix?
Bobbi Brown says: "Salt! I keep kosher salt by my bathtub
and mix it with equal parts shower gel before applying it with
a pouf to dry patches on my skin. The key is to put the mixture
on in the shower before you get wet. For supersoft skin, I finish
with a fast-absorbing body moisturizer."

-Bobbi Brown is Health's Contributing Beauty and Lifestyle Editor.

-Health Magazine April 2011


"Famous for building bones, thanks to its high calcium content.
Secret Superpower: Reduces risk of heart disease. Sipping three glasses
of milk per day may reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease by
18 percent, according to a review in the American Journal of Clinical
Nutrition. (Stick with organic to avoid excess hormones.)

-Health Magazine April 2011


"Nutritious, delicious, and surprisingly versatile, young
green soybeans (better known as edamame) have gone from Asian
restaurant appetizer to healthful home-cooking favorite. In the
past seven years, sales of frozen edamame have grown at a rate
of approximately 14 percent a year, according to Linda Funk,
executive director of The Soyfoods Council. Rich in protein,
fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids, the plump beans are delectable
in everything from tasty dips to hearty sliders."

-Vegetarian Times Magazine March 2011


"Famous for keeping your eyes healthy. Secret Superpower:
Makes skin look luminous. In a recent study in the journal
Evolution and Human Behavior, people preferred the skin hue
of those who ate carrots and other veggies containing carotenoid
pigments to those who had a suntan. Talk about a healthy glow!"

-Health Magazine April 2011

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Outback Fundraiser

Tickets are now on sale for our GIG Outback Fundaiser on Saturday,
September 17, 2011 from 11:30am-1pm. The meal includes your choice of
chicken or steak, steamed vegetables or baked potato, and
soda or iced tea. (Thunder Down Under for dessert is not yet
confirmed.) All for the great price of $15.00 per person,
(gratuity not included.) 100% of the proceeds go to GIGSWWA.
Buy your tickets now at Lingonberries Market.

Food Fair Volunteers Needed!!

"Desperate", 4-6 people needed to work the Portland Food Fair May 7th, split shifts available. We need to be there to set up at 9:00am and stay until 2:00pm.
PLEASE call Kristi at 360-695-0862. If we can get at least 4 people to
volunteer at the Food Fair, then we will participate. Thank you for your support.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Home Remedies

"Molasses or dark corn syrup for colicky babies. Mixing a little
molasses or dark corn syrup with warm water in a bottle can soothe
a baby's crying- and a mother's ears.
Vinegar for easing the itch. Applying vinegar to skin exposed to
poison ivy or oak can dry up the rash and soothe the itching.
Seeds for bad breath. We all know peppermint can leave a sweet
taste in your mouth, but chewing on fennel, dill, or anise seeds also
can help freshen your breath.
Hard-boiled egg for pink eye. A hard-boiled egg wrapped in a wash
cloth stays warm for about five minutes - which is just the amount of
time you need to soothe that irritated eye.
Tonic water for charley horses. Tonic water contains quinine, which
has been proven to help relieve leg cramps. Drinking the bubbly water
before bed also can help prevent the painful cramps from striking in
the middle of the night."

-Redmond Reporter March 18-20, 2011

Monday, March 21, 2011

Lessons From Supplement School

"Omega-3 fatty acids in salmon and other fish act as natural
pain relievers.
Herbs' potency can depend on the time of day they're harvested
(unfortunately not listed on the bottle).
Gut Flora differs from country to country; that's why "Montezuma"
seeks revenge."

-Whole Living Magazine April 2011

The Park Prescription

"More doctors are ordering patients outside to enjoy
themselves. Besides boosting feel-good brain chemicals,
outdoor exercise improves high blood pressure and other
disease risk factors while triggering an increase in blood
levels of protective vitamin D. To further crank up endorphins,
pick an activity that helps the planet. Happy trails indeed."

-Whole Living Magazine April 2011

All Clear For Grapefruit

"Good news for grapefruit lovers: Two follow-up studies failed
to confirm a 2007 study reporting that grapefruit eaters have a
higher risk of breast cancer.
In 2007, the Hawaii-Los Angeles Multiethnic Cohort Study-
which tracked more than 46,000 postmenopausal women from five
racial or ethnic groups for six to nine years- found a 30 percent
higher risk of breast cancer in those who averaged about a quarter
of a grapefruit a day than in those who ate none. The link seemed
plausible because of evidence that grapefruit might increase blood
estrogen levels by inhibiting an intestinal enzyme that metabolizes
However, the Nurses' Health Study, which monitored more than
77,000 women for 18 years, found no link between breast cancer and
grapefruit when researchers looked at all women. What's more, among
women who had never taken postmenopausal hormones, those who ate an
average of at least a quarter of a grapefruit a day had a 22 percent
lower risk of breast cancer.
And the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition
(EPIC), which tracked nearly 115,000 women for 10 years, also found
no overall link between grapefruit and breast cancer. So, enjoy your
grapefruit, unless it interferes with any medications you're taking."

-Nutrition Action Healthletter, March 2011

Two Things of Interest?

Two items of interest . . .

The Childrens Village on Burton Rd 360-944-0123 is offering $200 credit towards third month of Tuition. Private pay only and copays for DSHS families not to exceed $50.00

We also get $250 for our group if they stay 3 months and you must (very important) tell them you found out about it thru the GIG Group.

And . . .

"Bean" Murdock, owner of BEANFIT HEALTH AND FITNESS SERVICES, just launched the first health and fitness radio show and column for people with celiac disease and others following the gluten-free diet. Celiac Radio and "Ask Bean" will run biweekly and weekly, respectively, covering all aspects of wellness. Jeanne was diagnosed with celiac disease in 1995-just three years after starting her business-and has been consulting on the condition and the diet ever since. Visit to listen, read, learn, and to ask Bean . . . for free. Contact Jeanne for more information: 805-226-9893,

Saturday, March 19, 2011

March Meeting Events

Our March meeting was full of wonderful information that was spoken with passion and knowledge and yummy foods from our presenters the mother and daughter team at Eena Kadeena.

Also, Judi whipped up a tasty lentil soup and soft melt in your mouth focaccia bread.

Jodi reminded me and shared the 5 stages of grief-that is what happens after you know or decide to go gluten free.

1) denial
2) anger
3) bargaining
4) depression
5) acceptance

Do you recognize a stage you are in? If so come to the next meeting on Saturday, April 16th from 10am-12. You will find, understand, knowledge but most important people who have or are walking in your shoes.

What do I do if I get "sprued" (contact with gluten)

Eat bananas, aloe vera juice, papaya (fruit or juice), raw honey and tonic water.

Thursday, March 17, 2011


"Sleep accomplishes a lot of important things, metabolically
and hormonally. When you disrupt the natural rhythms of sleep,
you play havoc with many important biological processes such
as the replenishment of biochemicals and the release of important
hormones (like melatonin and human growth hormone). And recent
studies show that even a small amount of light during sleep throws
off your natural circadian rhythms, disrupting appetite, and
potentially leading to weight gain. Try to sleep between 6-9 hours
a night, uninterrupted, in the dark."

-Amazing Wellness Magazine Winter 2011

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Gluten Free Preschool?

My son is severely allergic to wheat and barley. His pre-school does lots of activities with cherrios and other foods that he cannot "play with" b/c he will break out in a rash. I'm having a hard time getting the school to relate and my son is feeling left out. Do you know where I can contact other mom's of young kids to see where they might recommend a good preschool for someone who needs gluten free activities? In vancouver if possible.

Clues to Gluten Sensitivity

A new study in the journal BMC Medicine shows gluten can set off a distinct reaction in the intestines and the immune system, even in people who don't have celiac disease.

To read the whole article go to
The Wall Street Journal, Health Journal


Monday, March 14, 2011

Vitamin D Not Just For Bone Health

"Chronic joint, muscle, or bone pain? You may be deficient in
vitamin D. Doctors are just starting to understand that nonspecific
muscle and bone pain can be caused by low vitamin D levels, says
Gil Porat, MD, an internist in Colorado Springs, Colo. More and more
research is linking vitamin D deficiency with chronic pains. Porat
recommends getting a simple blood test to measure your vitamin D level.
Suffering from fibromyalgia? Again, vitamin D may come to the rescue.
Fibromyalgia patients have had remarkable improvements after being
treated for low vitamin D levels, says Porat. Still newer research
suggests that vitamin D may also help ease chronic back pain. A typical
dosage is 1,000 IU to 5,000 IU daily, but you can safely take up to
10,000 IU daily. For higher dosages, speak with a health care practitioner."

-Amazing Wellness Magazine Spring 2011

Make sure to check with your own doctor before taking any supplements.

Gluten Free Books

Gluten Free Cookbooks as well as books on Gluten-Free Living from various authors are available for purchase BELOW RETAIL price at each of our meetings. We will also feature clearance priced books on occasion. We accept checks and cash, no credit cards, please! Stop by and visit our Librarian Stephanie Cody at the book table to see what's new.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Save The Date

Don't forget that Saturday, March 19th is the next GIG Meeting
from 10am-12pm at Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital, 2211 NE 139th St.
Rooms C-D, Vancouver, WA 98686.

Kaila and Jodi from Eena Kadeena will be there to talk to us
about their new products, their insights on the Elimination Diet,
and will provide lots of yummy samples for us to enjoy!

They will also be selling their delicious mixes, Mock-Zah Ball Soup,
Chai Pancakes and Snickerdoodle Cupcakes.

Don't miss it!!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Eat Fish for Better Hearing

"Australian researchers have found that people over the age of 50 who
eat fish at least twice per week are 42 percent less likely to suffer from
hearing loss.The study, which examined diets of nearly 3000 people, was
published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition."

-Amazing Wellness Magazine Winter 2011

Treating Peanut Allergy Through a Patch?

Treating Peanut Allergy Through a Patch

Can your peanut-allergic child be treated by simply wearing a patch? That’s what researchers at National Jewish Health are investigating. National Jewish Health, along with four other institutions in the Consortium of Food Allergy Research (CoFAR), are currently testing the safety of a peanut patch.

The peanut patch would seek to desensitize allergic patients by exposing them to increasing amounts of peanut protein, similar to the way allergy shots can desensitize people to pollen. The protein would be delivered through the skin from a patch, like nicotine patches used by people trying to quit tobacco.

“We currently treat food allergy using oral immunotherapy and sublingual immunotherapy or drops under the tongue, but if this patch proves successful, it would likely be a much more convenient treatment option for patients and their families,” said David Fleischer, MD, Pediatric Allergist at National Jewish Health.

Currently patients undergoing immunotherapy need to receive progressively higher doses of their allergenic food protein in their doctor’s office on a regular basis. Researchers hope that the patch could be administered at home and would eliminate the number of office visits.

The peanut patch is currently undergoing a rigorous safety trial. If the safety trial is successful, researchers hope to begin clinical trials to determine if the patch works to desensitize patients allergic to peanut.

“We have a long way to go to determine if this is a viable and safe way to treat peanut allergy,” said Dr. Fleischer. “However, this is potentially a very exciting advance in the treatment of food allergies.”

National Jewish Health is known worldwide for treatment of patients with respiratory, cardiac, immune and related disorders, and for groundbreaking medical research. Founded in 1899 as a nonprofit hospital, National Jewish remains the only facility in the world dedicated exclusively to these disorders. Since 1998, U.S. News & World Report has ranked National Jewish the #1 respiratory hospital in the nation.

New Products from Enjoy Life Foods

Enjoy Life Foods Launches New Products

Submitted by jelizondo on Fri, 03/11/2011 - 7:07am

There is exciting news from Enjoy Life Foods this morning: they have launched six new allergy friendly products. The most exciting for us is the Semi Sweet Chocolate Mega Chunks. This is their same great chocolate chips, only in a bigger size. For Enjoy Life Granola fans, the company has a new Double Chocolate Crunch Granola cereal. This should make a great ingredcient for granola bars!

Additionally, the company has launched a new cookie line. These crunchy cookies are in contrast to their soft baked cookies that have been available. They will be available in four flavors: Chocolate Chip, Double Chocolate, Sugar Crisp, and Honey Vanilla.

There's no word yet on when the products will be on shelves. We'll keep an eye out and update you as we know. In the meantime, you can head over here and purchase other tasty Enjoy Life Foods products.

Walnuts and Flaxseeds Burn Belly Fat

"Eating 30 grams of flaxseed or walnuts daily reduced belly fat in
a study of nearly 300 overweight people at risk for diabetes and heart
disease. The equivalent of 30 grams is approximately 4 tablespoons of
ground flaxseed or 14 walnut halves.
In the trial, published in the Journal of Nutrition, participants
also received lifestyle counseling to improve eating and exercise habits.
However, lifestyle changes alone produced fewer benefits than with the
addition of either flaxseed or walnuts.
People in the study had been diagnosed with metabolic syndrome, a
combination of factors, including belly fat and elevated blood sugar, that
increase risk for diabetes and heart disease. Belly fat is especially
dangerous because it generates chronic inflammation."

-Amazing Wellness Magazine Winter 2011

A Gluten Intolerance Study

Subject: Gluten Intolerance Group of Vancouver

I am emailing you to ask if you would be interested in helping me with my research for my undergraduate sociology thesis. I am a senior sociology major at the University of Puget Sound and I am writing my thesis on gluten intolerance. Specifically, I am interested in researching the correlation between positive identity formation and participation in a gluten-free support group.

I am hoping that you would be interested in having your group participate in a brief survey that can be completed online. The survey will help me to gather important data on the specific aspects of support group participation that help in the formation of a positive self-identity. All of the information will be completely confidential, and I would be happy to provide you with a copy of my research when it is finished!

If you are interested in helping me with this project I would be very grateful. The best way to contact me is by email at

Thanks so much for your help,

Rob Schaller

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Pump Up For Heart Health

"Cardio may be your go-to workout, but if you're not also strength-
training , you're missing out on important heart benefits.While cardio
keeps arteries flexible, lifting weights trains blood vessels in your
limbs to move more blood, taking stress off the heart, according to a
new study. Researchers also found that pumping iron lowered blood pressure
postexercise more than cardio did."

-Prevention Magazine April 2011

A Sweet At-Home Lip Scrub

"Is you kisser still chapped from winter? Mix equal parts of
honey and table sugar together, massage on lips for a minute, then
rinse off. The sugar exfoliates, while the honey leaves lips naturally
moisturized, even after rinsing."

-Prevention Magazine April 2011


"People love Culturelle because just one capsule has the
probiotic power of 100 servings of regular yogurt. Only all-
natural Culturelle contains Lactobacillus GG, the good bacteria
backed by over 25 years of research. Culturelle improves digestive
balance and supports your immune system. Trust your gut to Culturelle."

-Prevention Magazine April 2011

-Pick yours up at Lingonberries

Pour on the Gluten-Free Excitement

San-J gluten-free sauces are as versatile as they are delicious.
Six all-natural flavors make meals quick, easy and delicious. And
best of all they're certified by the Gluten-Free Certification
Organization. Check them out at Lingonberries Market.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Cooking With Oils

"Cooking with oils can be tricky. There are smoke points for
oils that let us know if a particular oil is safe to be heated.
Some oils should never be heated, such as fish oils and flaxseed
oil. Some oils should be heated on low heat, such as olive oil,
and some can be heated at high heat, such as macadamia nut oil.
Do not cook with vegetable shortening, margarine, butter, palm oil
or palm kernel oil.

High-heat cooking for searing, deep-frying, browning, making tempura,
and high-temperature baking = almond, avocado, coconut, macadamia
nut, palm, and rice bran oils.

Medium-heat cooking for sauteing, stir-frying, and wok cooking =
canola, cottonseed, and grapeseed oils.

Low-heat cooking for light sauteing and low-heat baking = corn, olive,
peanut, safflower, and sunflower oils.

NEVER HEAT = borage, evening primose, fish oil, flaxseed oils."

-Amazing Wellness Magazine Spring 2011

Just Do It?

"It's easy to think of good reasons to exercise: feel and look
better, and protect yourself against heart disease, diabetes, and even
colds and flu. But rational thinking probably isn't enough to get you
moving, according to a study of 61 college students published in the
Journal of Applied Biobehavorial Research.
In contrast, researchers found that thinking of practical ways to
be more physically active led students to get more exercise and become
more fit. For example, rather than thinking about the fact that exercise
can help you lose weight, think of a good place to take a walk and schedule
a time to do it, alone or with a friend."

-Amazing Wellness Magazine Spring 2011

Ginger Reduces Muscle Pain

"Ginger reduces lingering pain after exercise, according to
a study published in Phytotherapy Research. Compared to placebo,
2 g of ginger taken 24 hours after a workout reduced pain by 13 percent
the following day. Other studies have found that ginger reduces
arthritis pain and motion sickness."

-Amazing Wellness Magazine Spring 2011

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

New Products

Lingonberries Market now has:

Living Harvest Tempt Hempmilk in Chocolate
Oogave Cola
Beanito Black Bean Chips - Chipotle and Regular Flavors
Beanito Pinto & Flax Chips - Cheddar Cheese and Regular Flavors
Glutino Organic Bars - Chocolate & Banana, Cholesterol Free, Lowfat, Low Sodium
Inka Chips - Sweet Potato and Mix (with Cassava, Sweet Potato, Sweet Plantain, Salty Plantain)

New Bakery On Main

There are some new granola and granola bar flavors at Lingonberries
Market today.

Bakery On Main Granola Bars
Apple Cinnamon
Chocolate Almond
Cranberry Maple
Extreme Trail Mix
Peanut Butter & Jelly

Bakery On Main Granola
Fiber Power Cinnamon Raisin
Gourmet Natural Rainforest

Friday, March 4, 2011

What is Wild Rice?

"Wild rice isn't actually rice- it's the edible
seeds of a native grass. It has a pleasant nutty flavor
and chewy texture. It is low in fat and high in fiber
and protein. Enjoy it with regular rice or on its own
in soups and pilafs.

Wild rice with mushrooms and parsley
Cook 1 cup wild rice according to the package.
Heat 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil in a large
skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 pound button mushrooms,
trimmed and sliced, season with coarse salt and ground
pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until mushrooms are
browned, about 13 minutes. Add 2 garlic cloves, minced, and
cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in cooked rice
and remove from heat. Stir in 3 tablespoons chopped fresh
parsley and 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, season with salt
and pepper. Serves 6."

-Everyday Food Magazine March 2010

Breakfast On The Go

"Pineapple Lassi is a frothy South Indian yogurt-based
beverage that often contains seasonal fruit and spices.
This recipe yields a drink that's a bit thinner than the
average smoothie.

2 cups vanilla low-fat yogurt
1 cup canned crushed pineapple in juice, undrained
1/4 cup light coconut milk
1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon ground fresh ginger
6 ice cubes

Combine all ingredients in a blender; process until well
blended. Serve immediately. Yield: 3 servings, about 1 1/2
cups each."

-Cooking Light Magazine October 2009

Buy The Best

"We've discovered that some cheeses labeled
"Parmigiano-Reggiano" have a very waxy texture and lack
the characteristic granular feel and yummy salt crystals
of premium Parmigiano-Reggiano. To avoid this problem,
make sure you shop at a store that lets you sample before
you buy."

-Cooking Light Magazine October 2009


"Throughout time, humans have strolled, sat, stood, and slept on the ground—the skin of our bodies in constant physical contact with the surface of the Earth. Today, modern lifestyle has disconnected us from the Earth's energy, and most of us are unaware that direct physical contact with the Earth transfers natural grounding effects—"Vitamin G"— the missing link to health and overall wellness. Science has proven that the Earth is teeming with negatively charged electrons. When connected to the Earth, these electrons—nature's most abundant source of anti-inflammatories—instantaneously begin to neutralize the positively-charged free radicals that create inflammation, stress, and disease.

What is Earthing? Reconnecting to the earth—via revolutionary lifestyle products—to allow the Earth's healing energy to flow into our bodies.

Studies show Earthing helps support:
• Better and deeper sleep
• Increased energy
• Less stress
• Reduced pain, stiffness and chronic inflammation
• Accelerated wound healing (especially diabetic ulcers)
• Faster recovery from trauma
• Menstrual and hormonal balance
• Normalized melatonin (sleep hormone) and cortisol (stress hormone) levels

As an electrical planet, the Earth is charged with a subtle surface energy commonly known in the electrical world as "ground." When in contact with the Earth, this tranquil energy naturally transfers to any conductive object—whether it is a metal rod, a wire, a tree or plant, or an animal or human—and it becomes "grounded."

The known effect of grounding is that it discharges and prevents the buildup of electrical stress. Walking barefoot on the Earth naturally grounds and discharges the body. The most reported benefit from people who place their bare feet directly on the Earth and ground themselves is that they feel better."

-Uni Key Health Systems 2010
181 w. Commerce Dr. Hayden Lake, ID 83835
(800) 888-4353

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Check Out The New Products at Lingonberries

Fructevia, A natural Sugar Substitute
A blend of Natural Fructose, FOS, Stevia and
Magnesium Carbonate. Great for cooking and baking!

Garlic Gold Nuggets, All Natural and Organic
Sea Salt
Italian Herb

King Harvest Hummus

Steviva Blend, A Natural Sugar Substitute
Low calorie, low carb, low glycemic. No Maltodextrin,
No GMO's. Less than 3 calories per serving.

Steviva Powder, 100% Natural - Pure Extract

Tasty Bite, All Natural and Vegetarian
Chunky chickpeas, seasoned with garlic, ginger, and aromatic spices

Vermints, Vermont's All Natural Mints with Organic Ingredients
Cafe Express

Yes! To Cookies, Sugar Free, Sweetened with Stevia

Zip Chips, All Natural, Locally Made
Crunchy Apple - Made with Fuji Apples, Almonds, & Golden Flax