Another Reason To Take Your Supplements

Did you know?

According to the report “Smart Prevention-Healthcare Savings Resulting from the Targeted Use of Dietary Supplements,” created by the economic firm Frost & Sullivan through a grant from the Council of Responsible Nutrition, billions could be saved on healthcare costs by taking specific dietary supplements. This would be due to the reduced numbers of hospitalizations and costly medical events associated with chronic disease.

For example, if men and women, 55 years and older, with elevated cholesterol levels took psyllium dietary fiber at preventive intake levels daily, the cost savings for coronary heart disease could be almost $2.5 billion a year. Similarly, if all women over 55 with osteoporosis took calcium and vitamin D at preventive intake levels daily, society could save $1.5 billion a year.

A related infographic can be found here:
http://www.crnusa.org/CRNfoundation/HCCS/PsylliumInfographic.pdf


Namaste Recipes

Vicky Mitchell from vickymitchell.com has made some amazing recipes and would like to share them with us. She teaches that a Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free lifestyle is easy, fun, and delicious. Try one or all three of these recipes and tell us what you think! If you would like even more recipes, you can visit Vicky’s recipe page at vickymitchelle.com/recipes

Spinach Mock Pesto


Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup of water
  • 2 small peeled pears
  • 4 cups of washed fresh spinach
  • 1 teaspoon of ground ginger
  • 1/8  teaspoon of sea salt
  • ¼ cup pumpkin seeds

Preparation:

Place all the ingredients  into vita-mix or blend.  Can be warmed and tossed with cooked noodles or  warm and add protein and vegetables for soup or mix with vegetables such as coleslaw mix and cook for 40 minutes in a 350 degree preheated oven.

Warmed Apple Chunks


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Ingredients:

  • 3 small apples=2cups peeled and cut
  • 1/8 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • I teaspoon of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of maple syrup(optional)
  • 2 tablespoons of gluten free flour mix

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all the ingredients together and spread out single file on a cookie sheet lined with unbleached parchment paper.  Place in of and cook for 45 minutes to an hour until lightly browned.

Mock Sourdough Roll


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Ingredients:

  • ½ cup of unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoon of dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons of ground pumpkin seed
  • 1/8 cup of water
  • 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil

Preperation:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all the ingredients together and spread out single file on a cookie sheet lined with unbleached parchment paper.  Place in of and cook for 45 minutes to an hour until lightly browned.

 

Thanks Vicky!


February is Heart Health Month.

Diet, exercise, supplementation and a happy frame of mind are key factors that help maintain a healthy heart! According to the INTERHEART study, which examined cardiovascular risk factors in 51 countries, 9 out of the 10 strongest risk factors for heart disease are modifiable by changes in diet and lifestyle.

That’s pretty exciting news. Simple steps can lead to big changes in your overall heart health. Increasing Omega 3’s and eating less sugar can be helpful. Regular exercise, relaxation, and proper sleep are also key factors. Numerous studies have shown the benefits of supplements, like CoQ10. And most exciting, The Harvard School of Public Health looked at 200 previous studies that measured psychological traits, alongside health behaviors and risk factors for cardiovascular disease.

Happiness and optimism were both linked to a lower risk of heart disease and stroke, with the most optimistic people having the greatest benefits! All Jarrow CoQ10 is on sale February!


Can eating Gluten Free be easy and affordable?

Celiac Disease, an autoimmune condition triggered by the intake of gluten in genetically predisposed individuals is estimated to affect 1% of the population, with many more people finding some sensitivity to gluten. The main concern when beginning a gluten free lifestyle is convenience and expense.

At the NHC, we carry a wide variety of gluten free products throughout the store and label them to make your shopping experience easier. Our monthly cooking classes offer great meal ideas and tips to make a gluten free lifestyle easy.

Be sure to check out our monthly sales, eating gluten free doesn’t have to hurt your pocketbook. Many of us follow a gluten free lifestyle and are here to help you.

Our goal is to help you feel better!


Thank you all for making our Holiday Open House one to remember

This year’s holiday open house was one of the most lively days ever at the NHC and we had a record turnout. We had a great time and are grateful for all the people who came out.

We want to thank our wonderful customers that choose to buy local, our amazing vendors that took the time to spend the day with us, and our hardworking staff for all their efforts. Read more


Non-GMO and Gluten-Free Sampling Day is this weekend!

Stop in this Saturday, October 4th from 10 am – 2 pm, and join us for our Non-GMO and Gluten-Free Sampling Day.

This event will feature some amazing non-GMO and gluten-free foods for sampling. We will also be offering some SUPER SALES.

Be sure to sign up for our raffle prizes and don’t miss out on our one day only sales.

We will be donating 5% of the day’s profits to the Non-GMO project.

We hope to see you there!