Join Certified Raw Food Chef, Cindy Knigge at Greens N Grains Cafe on Wednesday, March 18 at 1 PM for Raw Food Basics, a class on how to take advantage of the benefits of adding more live foods to your diet, plus simple ways to do it.
Many foods in raw food diets are simple to prepare, such as fruits, salads, meat and dairy. Other foods require considerable advanced planning to prepare. Rice and some other grains utilized in a Raw Diet, require sprouting or soaking to make them digestible. Many raw foodists believe it is best to soak nuts and seeds before eating them, to activate their enzymes, and deactivate enzyme inhibitors.
Despite the learning curve, there are lots of good reasons to eat less processed foods and more fresh, raw or naturally fermented foods. German research in 2003 showed significant benefits in reducing breast cancer risk when large amounts of raw vegetable matter are included in the diet. Another study from Germany found that a “long-term strict raw food diet is associated with favourable plasma beta-carotene and low plasma lycopene concentrations” Other studies show that eating raw foods lowers obesity and hypertension, reduces fibromyalgia symptoms and those of rheumatoid arthritis.
Cindy plans to answer all of the most frequently asked questions about raw and live food. She will provide samples of some of her favorites raw food delicacies from savory to sweet. Participants will also get a hand-out and recipes. The cost of this class is $18, with pre-registration and payment requested. Please, call 920.868.9999 to reserve a spot.
If getting out of bed in the mornings is even harder this month, you may not be imagining it. In fact you may be one of the millions of people in America suffering from a health complaint typically referred to as the winter blues.
The condition is a form of mild lethargy and depression caused by a lack of sunshine combined with the psychological effect of the end of summer. It’s now thought to affect eight out of ten of us in one form or another. One-in-five of us suffer a more serious condition called seasonal affective disorder (SAD) which, in its most severe cases, causes sufferers such strong symptoms of fatigue and depression that it can seriously disrupt their lives.
On Thursday, February 19 at 1 PM, Dr. Nicole James will provide a series of tips on “Beating the Winter Blues” at Greens N Grains in Egg Harbor. She plans to cover:
- How to effectively use light therapy and why it works,
- Benefits of vitamin D on your mood,
- Dietary strategies to support mood and
- How to balance your neurotransmitters.
SAD was only recognized in the 1980s and, like the winter blues, it is thought to be related to the amount of natural light available in the winter months. Medics believe that daylight triggers a reaction in our bodies each morning that stops us from producing melatonin, a hormone that makes us feel drowsy so we can sleep. In the winter months the lack of daylight can mean some peoples’ bodies do not stop producing melatonin – leaving them feeling exhausted.
Exposure to sunlight also boosts levels of serotonin, the chemical which makes us feel happy. During the winter months the body produces less serotonin, which can also lead to depression. If the change in seasons has left you feeling down in the dumps, Dr. Nicole’s top winter health tips could help you start to feel brighter.
Dr. Nicole James
There is no cost to attend but please, R.S.V.P. or get further information from Dr. Nicole James, CNC by email at nicole@DCOptimalHealth.net or with a call to her at 920.743.4221.
Greens N Grains Natural Food Store is open daily from 10 am – 5 pm, located in downtown Egg Harbor at 7821 Hwy 42. The Café is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the quiet season, from 10 am – 4 pm. The GNG Website features news and monthly discount specials online at Greens-N-Grains.com.
Nicole James, CNC, Functional Medicine Clinician and Certified Nutritionist will present Weight Loss for Life! – a free seminar at Greens N Grains Natural Food Store in Egg Harbor on Thursday, January 22 beginning at 1 pm.
“Have you tried every fad diet known but still haven’t lost any weight? Or worse – did you lose weight and have it come roaring back shortly thereafter?” questions Nicole. “The truth is, you might have a specific health issue that is standing in the way between you and your ideal body.”
Nicole plans to include a discussion of all of the following topics in her GNG presentation: weight loss, food allergies, increasing energy and vitality, lowering cholesterol, improving digestion and physical appearance, gaining clearer thinking and eliminating headaches
She says there are a lot of “diets” out there but sadly, most of them are only temporary solutions. Practicing in Sturgeon Bay at the Center for Optimal Health, Nicole tailors programs specifically for her clients. She believes in providing them with the tools to continue eating healthy foods and living a healthy lifestyle for the rest of their lives – so the extra weight doesn’t come back.
She will explain how each of their personalized, doctor supervised programs include a step-by-step guide for successful weight loss. Through a combination of healthy eating, nutritional supplements, sauna treatments, detox body wraps, whole body vibration exercise and weekly sessions with their health coach, they have numerous ways to help people get the body they’ve always wanted and deserved.
Her goal in presenting this kind of information each month at Greens N Grains is to help people to heal naturally. In this case she says, “When your body is really healthy, you will arrive at your proper weight. I want to help educate you on how to live a new and improved lifestyle. This will not only help you lose the weight you want to lose, but improve every other aspect of your life.”
If you attend her seminar, you will also receive a discount on your initial assessment if you decide to work with her. Find out more at www.dcoptimalhealth.net.
There is no cost to attend but please, R.S.V.P. or get further information from Nicole James, CNC by email at nicole@DCOptimalHealth.net
or with a call to her at 920.743.4221
Greens N Grains Natural Food Store is open daily from 10 am – 5 pm, located in downtown Egg Harbor at 7821 Hwy 42. The Café is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the quiet season, from 10 am – 4 pm. The GNG Website features news and monthly discount specials online.
The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) has updated the Wisconsin Local Food Marketing Guide.
New entries in this third edition include information about business development, using social media for marketing, business contracts, updated regulations and more. The guide may be downloaded for no cost from DATCP’s Website and can be mailed upon request.
The Local Food Marketing Guide includes information and strategies about reaching consumers directly through farmers markets, community supported agriculture, agritourism, farm markets, roadside stands and pick-your-own operations. It also includes information on selling through intermediate channels such as restaurants, grocery stores, schools, hospitals and distributors. The guide can help farmers and retailers make decisions about pricing, labeling and insurance. It also provides guidelines for getting proper licensing, following regulations and meeting food-safety standards.
The guide is a service of DATCP’s Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin program. Download a 106-page pdf copy of the guide at http://datcp.wi.gov/Business/Buy_Local_Buy_Wisconsin. Request a hard copy by emailing DatcpBLBW@Wisconsin.gov or by calling Kietra Olson at 608.224.5112.
The first edition garnered the Wisconsin Library Association Government Roundtable’s Distinguished Document Award, and was one of 12 documents to receive the American Library Association’s Notable State Government Document Award.
Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin is an economic development program designed to increase the amount of Wisconsin-grown and produced foods available for purchase by local consumers including families, institutions and businesses. The program offers education, technical assistance and other resources.
Have you ever wondered how to start foraging for your own wild mushrooms?
Of course, you are somewhat unsure of just how and where to start! We have the perfect class for you with Shannon Pump at Greens N Grains on Wednesday, October 15 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm.
Shannon Pump, Naturalist at The Ridges Sanctuary, Inc. is also the owner and founder of Wild Door Edible Mushrooms and Plants.
She says, “My mission is not only to share information and education on wild edibles but also to show others that our world gives us amazing food that does not come in a box or a can!”
In Edible Mushrooms 101, Shannon will cover basic mushroom foraging information including:
- Which edibles are safe,
- how to find them and
- what to do with them once you do find them!
The cost is $35 per person and includes an informational book.
RSVP and invite your friends on Facebook…
email info@Greens-N-Grains.com or call 920.868.9999 for more information.
Are you struggling with fatigue, chronic pain, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), obesity, asthma, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, brain fog, bloating, depression, or diabetes? You might be toxic!
Nicole James, CFMP, CNC and wellness therapist at Sturgeon Bay’s Center for Optimal Health will present a seminar at Greens N Grains on Thursday, April 17 that will discuss the most effective ways to detox and cleanse your body.
Whole-body cleansing, colon cleansing, liver cleansing, diet cleansing, stress cleansing… choosing from a multitude of possibilities is challenging. Nicole will show you how to select the right cleanse for you based on your symptoms, habits and the foods you eat.
She will explain how a safe, natural detox uses herbs and other foods to enhance your body’s built-in purification system without depleting the beneficial nutrients that might leave you feeling tired or fatigued. Then, she will provide a collection of lifestyle techniques to keep your detox engine purring.
“Detoxifying your body is the safe way to lose weight and feel great!” says Nicole James. “Come to Greens N Grains at 1 pm on Thursday to learn more about the importance of detox.”
Greens N Grains is Door County’s only full service natural food store, offering a complete line of groceries including bulk nuts and grains, spices, organic coffees and teas, healthy pet foods as well as a full selection of cleaning products which are environmentally friendly. GNG has a broad array of supplements and herbs, protein powders and other nutritional products to help the consumer take control of their own health. The store is very pleased to offer many locally grown and manufactured products including as much local produce as possible, eggs, beef, chicken and even local yak burgers.
Greens N Grains Natural Foods is open daily from 10 am – 5 pm in downtown Egg Harbor at 7821 Hwy 42, and can be reached at 920.868.9999 or by email at email@example.com. The store’s Website features news and special monthly discount flyers at Greens-N-Grains.com.
Join Door County’s organic gardening guru, Linda Cockburn for an informative class on planting and seed collecting.
Linda will explain how to start your seed flats, how to maintain them and how to eventually transplant them into your own organic garden. Join Mother Nature as you watch life burst out of the soil! Then, reap the benefits of healthy, pure, natural food that you grew yourself.
Linda will cover all of the gardening options such as straw bale gardening, container gardens and how, when and why you might want to use raised garden beds. Understanding the soil, plant needs and learning how to deal with any little pests from insects to furred or feather friends that crop up, will also be touched upon. Then, Linda will explain how to collect and preserve your own heritage seeds for next year and how best to store your harvest. She will also have earth worm castings (soil) and organic seeds if you want to purchase a “starter kit.”
Growing organic produce for 25 years, Linda Cockburn has had her share of ups and downs, learning from each and every turn in the path. Join her for Lunch and a Lesson at Greens and Grains from 11 am to 1 pm on Saturday, April 5. The fee is $5 for the class alone, or with a bowl of natural organic soup, a roll and coffee or tea to follow at the GNG Deli at Lunch with Linda for $9 total.
Greens N Grains Natural Food Store is open daily from 10 am – 5 pm, located in downtown Egg Harbor at 7821 Hwy 42. We feature regular news and monthly discount specials here online.
Learn how to identify what it is that triggers chronic arthritis pain, the main cause of disability among people over fifty-five years of age at the next Greens N Grains seminar presented as a public service by Nicole Dersé, CNC Functional Medicine Clinician & Certified Nutritionist.
The word arthritis comes from the Greek arthron meaning “joint” and the Latin itis meaning “inflammation.” One of the most common chronic health problems in the nation, arthritis is second only to heart disease as a cause of work disability. There are certain foods that irritate the immune system. Learning to avoid these inflammatory foods will reduce arthritis pain. Your diet, lifestyle and some medications may be contributing to your pain.
On Thursday, January 23 at 1 pm, Nicole Dersé will lead a discussion of the many ways to reduce arthritis pain at Greens N Grains in Egg Harbor. She will also speak about supplements, herbs and botanicals that may be used to reduce inflammation and start rebuilding the joints. You will learn about available nutritional testing methods that assess joint health in order to discover the underlying causes of inflammation and pain.
Greens N Grains Natural Food Store presents free seminars with Nicole Dersé each month to promote a greater understanding of the effects of nutrition on health and wellness. They are open daily in the winter months from 10 am – 5 pm, located in downtown Egg Harbor at 7821 Hwy 42.
For more information or advanced questions, please call Nicole at the Center for Optimal Health located in the Fairfield Building at 3rd Avenue and Michigan Street Suite #202 in Sturgeon Bay by phone 920.743.4221 or send email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A keystone species is one which is central to the functioning of the ecosystem as a whole.
They are the ones that many other animals simply cannot do without. The entire ecosystem would unravel without them. In British Colombia, the Pacific Salmon are that keystone species. But, the number of these fish are steadily decreasing, dying mysteriously before they get a chance to lay their eggs… This feature-length documentary asks, why?
Since 2009, corporate fish farms, placed along the wild salmon runways have been infecting the keystone species with ISA virus, a disease that’s creating ecological havoc. And the Canadian government is failing to act.
It gets worse here in the USA…
Any day now, the first genetically modified animal ever to enter our food supply, AquaBounty salmon, could be approved by the Food and Drug Administration. This fish hasn’t been proven safe for humans. But the FDA may approve it based on a limited, flawed, and inadequate study — despite the fact that the same study identified elevated allergy-causing potential, and elevated levels of the IGF-1 growth hormone, which is linked to colon, prostate and breast cancers.
That’s why we’re encouraging readers to join Senator Jeff Merkley in a last-ditch effort to demand the FDA reject approval of GMO salmon.
AquaBounty’s frankenfish is an Atlantic salmon, spliced with genes from an eel pout and growth hormone from a Chinook salmon. The result is a salmon that produces growth hormone year-round and grows twice as fast.
Were GMO salmon to escape its farms into the wild, the fish would pose a serious risk to wild salmon populations. The GMO salmon consume five times more food than wild salmon, and are more aggressive. Introducing these traits into the wild population would be serious – and irreversible.
Separate from any risks, the GMO salmon are less healthy to eat – producing less of the beneficial omega-3 fatty acids than non-GMO salmon – and a less efficient food source – requiring 1.5 to 8 kilograms of wild fish to produce one kilogram of farmed salmon.
Worse still, without GMO labeling, these frankenfish would be totally unlabeled in stores, and indistinguishable from other farmed salmon, so consumers will have no way of making an informed choice.
Tell the FDA: Don’t approve GMO salmon.
Open daily in downtown Egg Harbor, Wisconsin…
During Door County’s “quiet season” we are open daily from 10 am – 5 pm. The Cafe will be re-open in the Spring.
In the summer season: We are open daily, Sunday through Thursday from 9 am until 6 pm and on Fridays and Saturdays open until 7 pm. The Cafe is open daily from 9 am – 5 pm.
For more information, please call 920.868.9999.
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