Coffee….yes, we’re gonna go there….

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It’s a touchy subject since we all tend to be “emotionally charged” when it comes to coffee.  I hope you’re not reading this in the morning when you might have wished, or perhaps not, that you had a coffee to ease what is ahead!  Regardless, Derek writes a great article on the coffee debate. Grab a tea and give it a read!

THE BENEFITS AND DANGERS OF DRINKING OF DRINKING COFFEE

By Derek Henry

http://healingthebody.ca/the-benefits-and-dangers-of-drinking-coffee/

The coffee debate is one that has been raging for decades. Some health authorities will tell you it’s healthy, others will tell you it’s not. Many advocate a cup or two a day is fine, but over that and it can start to create issues. With such a fervently loved beverage, it can be very difficult to take an unbiased view towards the subject since it is so addicting and often tied to the energy and happiness of a person’s day.

Fortunately, I don’t love or hate coffee so my conclusions are not rooted in deep emotions. Having said that I don’t drink it due to the fact that I am fully aware it does nothing to accelerate my wellness on a day to day basis. In fact, I discovered many years ago it does quite the opposite. I’ve also never had anyone I got off coffee do anything but improve their health, and that speaks volumes.

Of course, I realize that anything but a rave review for coffee lovers is going to be met with rejection and anger. However, that doesn’t deter me from presenting a well balanced article based on research and empirical evidence with coffee over a period of 10 years.

So hang on tight, grab a…drink, and leave your pride and bias on the shelf as I help you decide whether coffee is an acceptable beverage for you.

The benefits of drinking coffee

There has been no shortage of research that indicates that coffee consumption has some benefits, within a one to two cup a day limit. These benefits include:

  • Reduced risk of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s
  • Protective effect against type 2 diabetes
  • Reduces risk of stroke
  • Enhanced brain function
  • Improved athletic performance

Many of these benefits are attributed to coffee’s high antioxidant content.

Antioxidants are organic compounds such as vitamin A, C, and E, as well as beta carotene, lycopene and selenium, which are found in foods. Antioxidants are beneficial to the human body as they are scavengers of free radicals, which cause many systemic and health debilitating issues, such as chronic inflammation.

Coffee has also been shown to temporarily elevate energy and mood, as well as burn calories. Elson M. Haas M.D., author of The New Detox Diet states:

 

A dosage of 50 to 100 mg caffeine, the amount in one cup of coffee, will produce a temporary increase in mental clarity and energy levels while simultaneously reducing drowsiness. It also improves muscular-coordinated work activity, such as typing. Through its CNS stimulation, caffeine increases brain activity; however, it also stimulates the cardiovascular system, raising blood pressure and heart rate. It generally speeds up our body by increasing our basal metabolic rate (BMR), which burns more calories. Caffeine also increases respiratory rates, and for people with tight airways, it can open breathing passages. Caffeine is also a diuretic and a mild laxative.”

This is certainly the good news for coffee drinkers, but now, what about the side effects?

The dangers of drinking coffee

There has been plenty of empirical data that shows that coffee consumption is not health promoting. Many doctor visits typically end with “try cutting back on the coffee” when patients exhibit the following symptoms:

  • Caffeine jitters and crash
  • Inability to sleep properly
  • Kidney and bladder problems (due to the diuretic effects of the caffeine)
  • Adrenal fatigue, which is caused by stimulation and suppression of various hormones, that ultimately leads to severe hormonal imbalance and more serious health issues like prostate and breast cancer

The most significant issue created by coffee is adrenal fatigue due to the triggering of stress hormones in your body. This triggering makes your muscles tense, elevates blood sugar, speeds up pulse and respiration rates, and increases your state of panic and alertness.

To some people, this may appear to be a good thing, but over a period of time, it is quite detrimental. Consider the following analogy by Stephen Cherniske, author of Caffeine Blues:

“Imagine you lived in a country that was always under threat of attack. No matter where you went, there was a perpetual state of alert. Not only that, but your defenses were constantly being depleted and weakened. Does that sound stressful? Caffeine produces the same effect on your body, like fighting a war on multiple fronts at the same time.”

Cherniske calls your body’s constant state of alert “caffeinism,” which is characterized by fatigue, anxiety, mood swings, sleep disturbance, irritability, and depression.

Ironically, most people drink coffee due to the energy it provides them on a daily basis. However, over the long term, it actually depletes your energy, which is what many people end up feeling after years of coffee consumption (and increasing the amount to get the desired effect). Pat Goudey, author of The Unofficial Guide to Beating Stress, states:

“Caffeine doesn’t add energy to your system, it just burns up your reserves at a faster pace. You get a short-term boost at the expense of long-term jitters and fatigue.”

But that’s not all that coffee negatively effects. Michael Murray, N.D., points out:

“Caffeine depletes the body of B vitamins, which you need for proper brain and nervous system functioning and for converting food to energy, says Michael Murray, N.D., a naturopathic physician in Seattle and author of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Getting Well Naturally. To make matters worse, it also prevents iron absorption, says Dr. Murray, which can lead to anemia, a condition in which you have too few oxygen-carrying red blood cells and which is a major contributor to fatigue.”

Mark Mayell, Author of Off the Shelf Natural Health: How To Use Herbs and Nutrients To Stay Well, piggybacks on Michael Murray’s findings, stating the following:

“Although relatively safe, long-term use (of caffeine) in excess of 250 to 300 mg daily may cause numerous health problems. Caffeine has been known to raise blood-cholesterol levels, deplete B vitamins, irritate the stomach and bladder, exhaust the adrenals, and possibly lead to breast and prostate problems.”

This may not be an issue for those who drink only one cup of coffee a day, or is it? Cherniske writes:

“Careful research conducted by the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine shows that low to moderate caffeine intake (as little as one 14-ounce mug per day) can quickly produce withdrawal symptoms,” writes Cherniske.

With withdrawal symptoms comes more chronic use. People would simply rather deal with their coffee habit, than try to deal with the headaches and migraines that can come with trying to kick the coffee habit. This roller coaster leads to long term coffee consumption, which continues to deplete the delicate adrenals, which throws hormones out of balance causing energy swings, fatigue, irritability, poor sleep, and breast and prostate issues.

So how do you make a logical, unemotional decision about your coffee intake? Start with noting the characteristics of someone who can enjoy coffee in moderation, and those who should avoid it altogether.

People who can drink coffee in moderation

There are certain people who can enjoy moderate (3-4 cups a week) coffee consumption. They are typically noted by the following characteristics:

  • Emotionally and physically balanced, with little to no hormonal problems (characterized by a constant and healthy level of energy, good sleep, pleasant disposition, and healthy weight).
  • Consume a diet rich in organic fruits and vegetables (75% or more), that creates an optimal body pH and provides an abundance of various vitamins and minerals (to offset the acidity of coffee, and vitamin and mineral depletion).
  • Consumes adequate amounts of quality water, that offsets the dehydration caused by the diuretic effects of caffeine.

With these characteristics in place, the word moderation is still in effect. From the Textbook of Natural Medicine by Joseph E. Pizzorno and Michael T. Murray:

“Although acute caffeine consumption provides stimulation, regular caffeine intake may actually lead to chronic fatigue. While mice fed one dose of caffeine demonstrated significant increases in their swimming capacity, when the dose of caffeine was given for 6 weeks, a significant decrease in swimming capacity was observed.”

Due to this and many other observations, it’s crucial that your caffeine uptake is limited.

It should be also noted, that drinking non-organic coffee and adding refined sugars, conventional dairy, or artificial sweeteners puts a serious damper on any benefits you are receiving from your coffee. So go organic and black and use healthier sugars and alternative dairy solutions if you need to add to it.

People who should limit or eliminate coffee

There are also certain people who should limit or drop the habit altogether (or look for alternatives that limit the uptake of caffeine). They are typically noted by the following characteristics:

  • Emotionally and physically unbalanced, with more prevalent hormonal (adrenal) problems (characterized by poor energy or swings, inconsistent sleep, crankiness or irritability, anxiety, and an unhealthy weight).
  • Consume a diet rich in grains, dairy, and meat (75% or more), that creates an acidic body pH.
  • Consumes inadequate amounts of quality water, exacerbating dehydration.
  • Has digestive issues, signalled by stomach pain, flatulence, bloating, and constipation (less than 1 well formed bowel movement a day).
  • Frequent urination, especially overnight.
  • Can’t start a day without coffee (signs of addiction).

 

How do you know if you have adrenal problems? Consider the following symptoms:

  • Morning fatigue – you can’t seem to ‘wake up’ for the first couple hours without caffeine
  • Mid-to-late afternoon low
  • Sleepy at 9 to 10 p.m., but you often resist going to sleep
  • You get second wind to stay up past 11 p.m., and usually end up going to sleep closer to 1 a.m.
  • Crave foods high in salt and fat (fast food is a common choice).
  • Depression
  • Lack of energy
  • Can’t handle stress
  • Weak muscles
  • Light headed when getting up from sitting or laying down
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Frequent sighing

 

If you find you resonate with these symptoms, it may be time to ditch the coffee. Be aware that coming off it systematically is your best bet (dropping the amount you drink each week), but if you choose cold turkey, then factor in approximately 3 days of caffeine withdrawals (headaches, sluggish, hormonal imbalances) before the residual effects are cleared from your system. Drink plenty of clean water and support your liver during this time.

If you wish to do an incredibly easy self-test to see if you are suffering from adrenal fatigue, read this article.

The best way to use coffee

Perhaps not the most enjoyable way you intended to use coffee, but certainly the most healthy, is a coffee enema. This procedure is a powerful detoxifier, due to compounds in coffee that stimulate the liver to produce glutathione S-transferase, a chemical that is known to be a master detoxifier. This chemical binds to toxins and these toxins are then eliminated out of the body alongside the coffee.

Coffee enemas can be quite beneficial for your health when done properly. Some of the benefits include:

  • Reducing systemic toxicity up to 700 percent
  • Cleansing and healing the colon and digestive tracts, and improving peristaltic action
  • Boosts energy levels and increases mental clarity and mood
  • Helps eliminate parasites and candida
  • Helps detoxify and repair liver damage
  • Relieves chronic pain, eases die off symptoms related to cleansing and detoxifying regimens
  • Heals and prevents chronic illness

 

To learn more about the benefits of coffee enemas, go here.

I hope I provided you with some intimate insight into deciding whether the coffee habit is serving your health, or draining it. There are certainly many considerations to make, including how addicted (can you go a few days without it) you are to coffee. The more addicted you are, the stronger the indication that you should start to eliminate it.

If you wish to make the transition easier and be full of energy WITHOUT the forced stimulant, check into the THRIVE online health program. It will help you feel the best you ever have, and give you the support to live the healthy lifestyle that creates a body and mind you love!

 

MARKET NEWS

*Jazz apples – Gemma’s description – if a Pink Lady apple and a Red Delicious apple had a baby, it would be a little Jazz apple!

*Looking for a coffee alternative after that gentle nudge (wink wink).  Try our Dandy Blend.  It’s an alkaline “coffee like” beverage that’s beneficial for the body.

*bbbbBLUEberries, oh how I’ve missed you!  Yes, only 4.4oz in size but still a reminder of summer.  Back on our list and on special this week

*Fresh Cranberries are back this upcoming week….in time for some amazing cranberry sauce for Christmas! BOGO deal is awesome – 2 for $5.00

*Let’s set a record this week on Boxed Mandarin Oranges!  They are my candy lately!

*Cherry Tomatoes on for a killer deal!  $1.00 off

*Red Peppers don’t often go on sale at this time of year, but they are this week!

*Not into Cherry Tomatoes – how about Roma?

*Zucchini must be about the most versatile vegetable….and on sale this week!

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Here’s what you can expect in the We Think For You Bin this upcoming week (week of December 5th)  Please note that on occasion we may make substitutions based upon availability or quality.

$40 We Think For You Bin

1.5lb yams

1 head cauliflower

1lb yellow onions

1 field cucumber

2 red peppers

1 package cherry tomatoes

1 head green leaf lettuce

1 bunch cilantro

2.5lb ambrosia apples

2lb mandarins

6 bananas

1 bag cranberries

2 red d’anjou pears

1 mango (fair trade)

$25 We Think For You Bin

1 head cauliflower

1/2lb yellow onions

1 field cucumber

1 red pepper

1 package cherry tomatoes

1 head green leaf lettuce

1.5lb ambrosia apples

1.5lb mandarin oranges

4 bananas

2 red d’anjou pears

1 mango (fair trade)

$40 Paleo Fresh Bin

1.5lb local purple carrots

1 head broccoli

1 bunch celery

1lb yellow onions

1 field cucumber

2 red peppers

1 head romaine lettuce

1lb baby bok choy

1 head garlic

1 chunk ginger

1 package button mushrooms

1.5lb mandarin oranges

1.5lb ambrosia apples

1 pineapple

1 lemon

2 bananas

$50 Bordering on Boring Bin

1 package baby carrots

2/3lb green beans

1 yellow onion

1 bunch green onion

2 red peppers

1lb roma tomatoes

1 package cherry tomatoes

1 head leaf lettuce

1 package button mushrooms

1 pineapple

1 bag ambrosia apples (3lb)

1 – 3lb box mandarin oranges

6 bananas

1/2lb kiwi

1 mango

Grocery Item included in Bordering on Boring Bin – 1 package Spry 10pk Xylitol sweetened gum (no sugar! Xylitol remineralizes the teeth)

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Delivery and Order Schedule for week of December 5th, 2016

*ORDER BY FRIDAY AT 9AM FOR THE FOLLOWING COMMUNITIES/ROUTES.  PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE HOLIDAY ON MONDAY THERE ARE CHANGES TO SOME ROUTES!:

*Radville -Tuesday afternoon delivery – 662 Crane Ave.

*Pangman- Tuesday afternoon delivery

*Weyburn – direct door drops Wednesday afternoon

*White City and neighbouring communities – Tuesday afternoon delivery direct door drops

*Lumsden/Regina Beach/Buena Vista  – Wednesday afternoon delivery direct door drops

*Regina Tuesday Pick up route – Tuesday in-store (please give us extra time as we can’t predict the time of the truck arrival!  Call us at 306.352.3835 if you wish to check up on your order)

*Estevan -Wednesday afternoon delivery direct door drops (no change)

*Indian Head – delivery to Surya Yoga in Indian Head late Tuesday afternoon (no anticipated change).   

ORDER BY SUNDAY AT NOON for the following routes/communities:

*Cupar  Thursday (pick up until further notice)

*Regina in-store pick up and deliveries (Thursday)

*Grand Coulee/Pense (Thursday delivery)

 

 

Strategies to Assist Depression and Anxiety

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11 WAYS TO NATURALLY HEAL ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION

NOVEMBER 23, 2016 | DEREK HENRY

There are plenty of things going on in the world today to be stressed, anxious, or depressed about. When you combine that chronic feeling to the daily life of those who are experiencing excessive toxins, nutritional deficiencies, emotional trauma, and detachment from nature, you get a multitude of mental disorders that seem impossible to treat without medications.

I’m here to tell you that many natural remedies exist for anxiety and depression, and using a combination of the following eleven solutions will give you a great opportunity to overcome them.

Healthy fats

As we age with a deficiency in EPA and DHA, we are highly susceptible to depression, bipolar disorders, schizophrenia, and suicidal tendencies. This is due to the critical role of EPA and DHA, as without these omega-3 fats, the neural tissue cannot respond effectively to serotonin and other neurotransmitters.

Fortunately, studies have shown that DHA deficient individuals can reverse some of the structural abnormalities in the brain with an anti-inflammatory, omega-3 rich diet. The addition of EPA and DHA into the diet has been shown to create very quick changes in the neuronal cell membranes.

Unfortunately, American culture takes in the majority of its fat in the form of processed vegetable oils and grain-fed meat products. These sources are very scarce in quality omega-3 fats and therefore, many are deficient in the necessary EPA and DHA for optimal brain development.

Healthy fats to consider include walnuts, chia, hemp, flax, avocados, coconut oil, salmon, krill oil, and grass fed beef.

Magnesium

Magnesium, also known as the “miracle mineral” is a vitally important nutrient in the treatment of anxiety and depression. With up to 80% of people estimated to be suffering from magnesium deficiency, this is a serious threat to mental stability.

 A study published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine showed that there is a “significant association between very low magnesium intake and depression, especially in younger adults.” Additionally, a review published in Pharmacological Reports in 2013 concluded that “magnesium preparations seem to be a valuable addition to the pharmacological armamentarium for management of depression.”

There are several ways to get magnesium, from capsules and liquid supplements to topical and bath applications. You can also get it in food through leafy green vegetables and many nuts and seeds. 

B-vitamins

B-vitamins work together to perform various functions, including providing fuel for the proper function of our nervous system and brain. A mild deficiency can affect your mood, and a severe one can lead to more serious conditions such as depression, dementia, paranoia, and delusion.

According to a study conducted in 2009, more than 25% of all women diagnosed with severe depression were deficient in B-complex vitamins.

Foods rich in b-vitamins include dark leafy greens, bee pollen, fish, yogurt, whole grains, and eggs.

Iodine

Iodine is a relatively misunderstood nutrient, but a very important one. It affects our energy, metabolism, body temperature, growth, immune function, and brain performance (concentration, memory, and more). Since one of the areas iodine is concentrated in includes the brain, it stands to reason that an iodine deficiency could easily lead to mental health issues, including anxiety and depression.

Iodine is present in seaweed (kelp), oysters, eggs, cranberries, yogurt, fish, turkey breast, and more.

Probiotics

If you suffer from anxiety, it would be wise to look into nourishing your gut flora (your second “brain”), and the best way to do this is to regularly consume traditionally fermented foods, which are naturally rich in beneficial bacteria. Pasteurized versions will NOT have the same benefits, as the pasteurization process destroys many, if not all, of the naturally occurring probiotics. So you will need to seek out traditionally fermented, unpasteurized foods like fermented vegetables, or make them yourself.

Here are some great ways to get probiotics without a pill.

Exercise

In addition to the creation of new neurons, including those that release the calming neurotransmitter GABA, exercise boosts levels of potent brain chemicals like serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine, which may help buffer some of the effects of anxiety and stress. Many avid exercisers also feel a sense of euphoria after a workout, sometimes known as the “runner’s high.” It can be quite addictive, in a good way, once you experience just how good it feels to get your heart rate up and your body moving.

If you struggle with anxiety, you really can’t go wrong with starting a comprehensive exercise program – virtually any physical activity is likely to have positive effects, especially if it’s challenging enough. That said, Duke University researchers recently published a review of more than 100 studies that found yoga appears to be particularly beneficial for mental health.

Aromatherapy (essential oils)

Another natural alternative for treating anxiety is aromatherapy. A systematic review of 16 randomized controlled trials examining the anxiolytic (anxiety-inhibiting) effects of aromatherapy among people with anxiety symptoms showed that most of the studies indicated positive effects to quell anxiety (and no adverse events were reported).

Some specific outcomes included:

  • People exposed to bergamot essential oil aromatherapy prior to surgery had a greater reduction in pre-operative anxiety than those in control groups.
  • Sweet orange oil has been found to have anxiety-inhibiting effects in humans, supporting its common use as a tranquilizer by aromatherapists.
  • Ambient odors of orange and lavender reduced anxiety and improved mood in patients waiting for dental treatment.
  • Compared to the controls, women who were exposed to orange odor in a dental office had a lower level of anxiety, a more positive mood, and a higher level of calmness. Researchers concluded, “exposure to ambient odor of orange has a relaxant effect.”

If you’re interested in trying out this natural form of anxiety relief, any of the following essential oils would be a good starting point:

  • Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
  • Rose (Rosa damascena)
  • Orange (Citrus sinensis)
  • Bergamot (Citrus aurantium)
  • Lemon (Citrus limon)
  • Sandalwood (Santalum album)
  • Clary sage (Salvia sclarea)
  • Roman chamomile (Anthemis nobilis)
  • Rose-scented geranium (Pelargonium spp.)

Try cold diffusing these oils, or placing them in a warm bath. Always read directions on proper use for each oil.

Toxin removal

All toxins could be considered mind altering, but there are a few that do more damage than others. Some of the heavier hitters include fluoride, heavy metals, artificial sweeteners, MSG, and refined sugar.

Fluoride: The Fluoride Action Network (FAN) reported a study that found fluoride was linked to lower IQ, even at ranges added to U.S. water supplies. One study sponsored by UNICEF found that IQ was reduced at just 0.88 mg/l of fluoride, a level that is added to U.S. drinking water systems and considered within the optimal range. FAN also stated that 34 studies now link fluoride to lower IQ levels in humans, while other studies link it to learning and memory impairment, fetal brain damage, and altered neurobehavioral function.

To counter the effects of fluoride, consider turmeric which has shown to be beneficial in fluoride removal from the brain.

Mercury: The heavy metal mercury is lipophilic, meaning it concentrates in fatty tissues, and since it has been shown to be able to cross the blood brain barrier, mercury often become lodged in the brain. This toxin can then create various chronic mental illnesses, including anxiety and depression.

To help get rid of mercury, consider chlorella and cilantro.

Artificial Sweeteners: Whether it is aspartame (or AminoSweet), sucralose (Splenda), or saccharin (Equal, Sweet ‘N Low), artificial sweeteners so popular due to their zero calorie marketing, have been poisoning brains for decades. Aspartame is a combination of chemicals, namely aspartic acid (an amino acid with excitatory effects on brain cells), methanol, and phenylalanine, and when broken down produces a compound that is a powerful brain-tumor-causing chemical.

Aspartame consumption causes a variety of symptoms including anxiety attacks, slurred speech, depression, and migraines. It and other artificial sweeteners can be found in sodas, yogurt, chewing gum, cooking sauces, tabletop sweeteners, flavored water, cereal, and sugar free products. Avoid them at all costs.

Monsodium Glutamate (MSG): MSG is a form of concentrated salt added to foods to enhance flavor. It tricks the taste buds and the brain into thinking food tastes delicious, but as an excitotoxin, it triggers the brain to produce excess quantities of the feel-good drug, dopamine. Unfortunately, the good feelings don’t last, but the side effects do. Excitotoxins have been linked to brain damage and other neurological diseases including Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, dementia, MS, lupus, and more. Avoid it at all costs (and its various aliases, such as yeast extract).

Refined sugar: Refined sugar consumption suppresses brain derived neurotrophic factor, or BDNF, a very important growth hormone for the brain. This factor triggers new connections between neurons in the brain that are vital for memory function. Studies have shown low BDNF levels in patients with depression and schizophrenia, and the consumption of sugar could exacerbate those conditions by further contributing to those low levels. Avoid it at all costs.

Meditation

Western science has been verifying the numerous physical and psychological benefits that the regular practice of meditation can provide for more than 40 years. Traditional meditation practices are ideally taught by an accomplished spiritual teacher, but once learned, meditation easily lends itself to independent practice.

Meditation can be practiced at any time, simply by focusing your attention on your breathing and observing what is occurring around you in the present moment without judgment or regard for the past or future.

There have been many specific benefits attributed to meditation, but most of them center on relaxation, concentration, and alleviating depression and stress.

Find out more about how meditation can improve your mental state.

EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique)

EFT is one of a body of alternative therapies within a growing area of specialty called “Energy Psychology,” which focuses on how your body’s unique energy can dramatically affect your emotional health, your success in the world, and your level of personal joy and well-being.

One of the primary principles of EFT is that all emotional disturbances are caused by a disruption in the body’s energy system. It follows that smoothing out or “fixing” that disruption should “heal” emotional troubles. This makes EFT an excellent ancillary therapy for issues such as depression, anger, jealousy, phobias, paranoia, addictions, performance anxiety, low self-esteem, and a host of other mental and emotional ailments.

EFT allows people to change both brain chemistry and energy patterns surrounding psychological problems, which in turn “disarms” emotional and mental triggers and can rapidly and effectively help treat emotional, mental, and sometimes even physical issues. Positive results are often rapid, painless, and long lasting.

Bach therapies

In an attempt to fill the void of addressing emotional illness without drugs, Dr. Bach began to investigate the healing potential of wild flowers native to the English countryside. After 6 years of extensive research and testing, he was able to identify 38 flowers of nonpoisonous plants, trees, and shrubs that when prepared according to a specific homeopathic process he developed, had a profound effect on the underlying psychological and emotional states that influence physical illness. These special preparations became known as Bach Flower Remedies.

Proven effective by licensed health professionals for nearly 80 years, flower essences are a noninvasive therapy sold over the counter. They are taken internally by mouth or rubbed topically on pulse points. Because they are nontoxic and non-addictive, they have no side effects and can be used without professional guidance.

As with any approach for a lingering health issue, a comprehensive and holistic approach always works best. If you are ready to create a body and mind you LOVE, look into the THRIVE online holistic health program.

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MARKET NEWS

*Nog…every kind we have now!  Egg Nog Organic (Valley Pride), Egg Nog Conventional in Glass (Avalon), Vegan So Delicious (Coconut).  

*Rick from the Heliotrope just keeps bringing us cool things!  This week he has 2lb bags of beautiful mixed potatoes for $4.99.  (He still also has 2lb bags of purple carrots) Please support this local biodynamic organic farmer!  He’s super talented!

*Keep that immune system up!  We’re heading into busy Christmas season!  Lemon water every morning.  Grab a 2lb bag  of lemons on sale for a great price!

*I know it’s not grape season, but we decided to put them on sale anyway!  Red Grapes. YUM!

*Honeydew Melon to remind you of summer! Why not?

*Cauliflower is so versatile that I never ever am without it. Have you roasted one lately!?!?   Put it on recurring….and grab it on sale this week!

*Cara Cara Oranges – a little orange and a little red makes them EXTRA special!  So happy they are back! (Kirsten’s fave!)

*Red Starkrimson Pears are NOT boring….don’t be boring!  Add some to your cart!

*Did you know that Cilantro is good for cleansing the blood?  And it tastes GREAT in salsa!  It’s on sale….make some this week!

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Here’s the plan for our upcoming We Think For You Bins for the week of November 28th.  Please keep in mind that, on occasion, we have to do some substituting for quality or availability purposes.

$40 We Think For You

1 – 2lb bag mixed potatoes (local Heliotrope)

1 package baby carrot

3/4lb green beans

1 bunch celery

1lb red onions

2 Festival Peppers

1 head romaine lettuce

2 1/4lb spartan apples

2lb mandarin oranges

6 bananas

3/4lb kiwi

1 kent mango

$25 We Think For You Bin

1lb bag mixed potatoes (local Heliotrope)

3/4lb green beans

1/2lb red onions

1 Festival Peppers

1 head romaine lettuce

2 1/4lb spartan apples

1.5lb mandarin oranges

4 bananas

1/2lb kiwi

1 kent mango

$40 Paleo Fresh Bin

1.5lb yams

1lb zucchini

1 spaghetti squash

1lb red onions

1 yellow onion

2 tomatoes

1 head romaine lettuce

1 bunch green kale

1 – 3lb bag spartan apples

2lb mandarin oranges

2 lemons

2 avocado

$50 Bordering on Boring Bin

1 – 2lb bag mixed LOCAL potatoes

1 package baby carrots

1 cauliflower

1 red onion

1 yellow onion

1 field cucumber

1 red pepper

1 festival pepper

2 field tomatoes

1 – 3pk romaine lettuce

1 mini watermelon

1 – 3lb bag spartan apples

1 – 3lb box mandarin oranges

6 bananas

2 starkrimson pears

Grocery item included in Bordering on Boring Bin – Whole Alternatives Organic Microwave Popcorn, 255g

Readiness Fitness Bin – exclusive to Readiness Fitness members – will be posted on Friday on the Readiness Facebook Client Page

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Delivery Schedule and order Cut-off times for week of November 28th 2016.   See below!

ORDER BY FRIDAY AT 9AM FOR THE FOLLOWING COMMUNITIES/ROUTES:

*Radville – Tuesday delivery to Janet Galarneau’s

*Wilcox  – Tuesday Delivery

*Milestone – Tuesday Delivery

*Weyburn – direct door drops Wednesday afternoon

*White City and neighbouring communities – Tuesday afternoon delivery direct door drops

*Lumsden/Regina Beach/Buena Vista  – Tuesday afternoon delivery direct door drops

*Regina Tuesday Pick up route – Tuesday in-store (we anticipate to be done Regina bins by 3pm as long as our truck arrives as planned!)

*Estevan -Wednesday afternoon delivery direct door drops (which will be a bit later given the additional routes that are normally delivered on Tuesdays)

*Indian Head – first bin back after summer!  Pick up at Surya Yoga late afternoon.

ORDER BY SUNDAY AT NOON for the following routes/communities:

*Cupar (Thursday evening delivery)

*Regina in-store pick up and deliveries (Thursday)

*Grand Coulee/Pense (Thursday delivery)

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Unsung Oils

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UNSUNG OILS!

So was chatting to my friend on the phone the other day….unrelated to anything much else than idle life stuff, and up comes, of all things, coconut oil.  Have you been there?  “Ya, my kid got a medal at the tournament the other day and I just gotta get some more of that coconut oil!  I hear it’s great for _______(insert literally ANYTHING here)”.  And if you don’t believe me, just google “uses for coconut oil” and you’ll have your home reading assignment for months to come.

So I probably don’t need to convince you that you really should have a high quality raw, unrefined, virgin coconut oil in your pantry, bathroom and purse, which, by the way, will have a very mild coconut flavor and scent.  But what about the other oils that tend not to enter your conversations about regular life “mamsy pamsy” stuff?

I had a customer in the the day who had just sworn off Canola Oil   (Yes, it’s nasty…read this so you know why http://empoweredsustenance.com/canola-oil-excuses/) and didn’t know how to replace it!  So I decided to put together a few points on Olive, Grapeseed and also Avocado Oil.  You really need to make some room in your pantry for these ones too!

Olive Oil

Olive oil is oil that is pressed from olives, the fruits of the olive tree. The process is incredibly simple… you just press the olives and the oil comes out.  But there is still one major problem with olive oil… it isn’t always what you think it is. Some lower quality versions can be extracted using chemicals, or even diluted with other cheaper oils.

Therefore, buying the right type of olive oil is incredibly important.

The best type is extra virgin olive oil. It is extracted using natural methods and standardized for purity and certain sensory qualities like taste and smell.

Olive oil that is truly extra virgin has a distinctive taste and is high in phenolic antioxidants, the main reason why (real) olive oil is so beneficial.  Regular, refined or “light” olive oils, which have often been extracted with solvents, treated with heat or even diluted with cheaper oils like soybean and canola oils.  For this reason, the only type recommended is extra virgin olive oil.

But keep in mind that there is a lot of fraud going on in the olive oil market and it is essential to buy from a reputable seller. Even oil that is labelled as “extra virgin” may have been adulterated with cheaper oils.

Grapeseed Oil

Grapeseed Oil one such cooking oil that’s been controversial for some time now. On one hand, it’s similar to olive oil in that it contains some monounsaturated fat, but mostly it’s made of polyunsaturated fats (PUFAs) like omega-6s and omega-9 fatty acids. In the right doses, these can be anti-inflammatory healthy fats that are good for hormones, brain health, heart health, skin and hair, tissue fibers and so on. But on the other hand, grapeseed oil’s high levels of PUFAs and omega-6s are likely actually bad news — since most people already get way too much of them their diets.

Avocado Oil

Some of the high points of avocado oil is that it has a super high smoke point. It’s 520 degrees Fahrenheit! It won’t turn carcinogenic like extra-virgin olive oil when heated. You can safely use it for stir-frying or anything else.  It contains more monounsaturated fats than olive oil and less omega 6 fats — the type most people over-consume anyway.

Because avocado oil is an essential fat, it helps to enhance the absorption of other nutrients in the body. This is why it’s good to use Avocado oil as a salad dressing!  This oil is hearty in antioxidants and helps helps for everything from bone health to joint inflammation to eye health.  It’s easy to use too

  • Add a tablespoon to a smoothie.
  • Drizzle over a salad.
  • Use it as a marinade for grilling meat.
  • Include it when baking.
  • Use it in homemade mayo.
  • Drizzle it over vegetables before roasting.
  • Top hummus off with it.
  • Drizzle it over cold soups

“So Jess, the other day I was running at Wascana Trails, and this bike went past me….like whipped right past me!  It went so fast I couldn’t tell who it was.  I was thinking, ‘that girl is in kick-a#%#$@ shape.  She can rip!’ But I noticed a slight squeak in the wheel. When I got back to the vehicle after my run, I noticed it was Tasj.  She’s fast, wow….and my goodness, that avocado oil came in handy for her squeaky wheel.”

….ya, see, even avocado oil enters conversations now! Get some….you never know when you’ll need some!

Sources:
https://draxe.com/grapeseed-oil/
https://authoritynutrition.com/extra-virgin-olive-oil/
http://foodfamilylove.avajaneskitchen.com/naturalevao/?AFFID=196947&subid=partner
https://authoritynutrition.com/9-avocado-oil-benefits/

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MARKET NEWS

*Broccolini is back!  I like to steam just until it’s bright green and still crunchy with a touch of garlic butter!  Delicious!

*Weeeeeeee…Cara Cara oranges are available this week!  These are our very own, Kirsten’s, FAVE!  She’s happy dancing now!

*Here’s your weekly challenge….use Fennel!  How about Roasted Fennel and Carrot Soup?

*Mandarin oranges (the BEST Christmas oranges EVER!) are now available!  As long as we don’t sell out, we should have lots until Christmas!

*Rick from the Heliotrope has some gorgeous purple carrots in 2lb bags available this week for $4.79!

*We will try again this week for Mini Cucumbers.  They appeared to be available but unfortunately our supplier wasn’t happy with quality so did not send them.

*Two unique “P” fruits you should try – Pomegranates and Persimmons!

*Our Christmas Nog (dairy free) is available now!

*Have you hopped on board the “Chef Malcolm’s Meat Pie” train….they keep selling out BUT if you order with us online, your chances of getting them are MUCH MUCH MUCH better!

*Unfortunately, we had to cancel our Art of Fermentation course for the 19th due to low attendance.  We may offer a mini course at some point if there’s interest!

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Here’s what you can expect in your We Think Bins this upcoming week (week of November 21st)   Please keep in mind that we may have to do a substitution once in a while for quality or availability issues.

$40 We think For You

2lb LOCAL Purple Carrots

2lb LOCAL beets

1 yellow onion

1 field cucumber

2 tomatoes

1 head leaf lettuce

1lb leeks

1 mini watermelon

4 gala apples

1 – 3lb box mandarins

2 lemon

 6 bananas

2 d’anjou pears

$25 We Think For You

1lb LOCAL purple carrots

1LB LOCAL beets

1 yellow onion

1 tomatoes

1 leaf lettuce

1lb leeks

1 mini watermelon

3 gala apples

1lb mandarin oranges

1 lemon

4 bananas

2 d’anjou pears

$40 Paleo Fresh Bin

1lb parsnips

1lb LOCAL beets

1 head broccoli

1 bunch celery

1 green cabbage

1 yellow onion

1 red pepper

2 tomatoes

1 leaf lettuce

1/2lb crimini mushrooms

4 granny smith apples

1.5lb mandarin oranges

2 lemons

2 Asian pears

$50 Bordering on Boring Bin

3lb russet potatoes

1 bunch asparagus

1 bunch broccoli

1 yellow onion

1 bunch green onion

1 red pepper

2 tomatoes

1 leaf lettuce

1/3lb crimini mushrooms

1 pineapple

4 ambrosia apples

1 – 3lb box mandarin oranges

2 d’anjou pears

6 bananas

1 – 3lb box mandarin oranges

*Grocery item Included in Bordering on Boring Bin – Redmond Real Salt, fine grind, 135g

Readiness/Former LBD Bin – bin contents released each Friday on the Readiness Fitness Client page.  Exclusive for Readiness Fitness Clients

Yes You Can Plan – contents released by email to Yes You Can Plan members only.

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Delivery and Order Schedule for week of November 21ST, 2016

*ORDER BY FRIDAY AT 9AM FOR THE FOLLOWING COMMUNITIES/ROUTES.  PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE HOLIDAY ON MONDAY THERE ARE CHANGES TO SOME ROUTES!:

*Radville -Tuesday afternoon delivery – 662 Crane Ave.

*Pangman- Tuesday afternoon delivery

*Weyburn – direct door drops Wednesday afternoon

*White City and neighbouring communities – Tuesday afternoon delivery direct door drops

*Lumsden/Regina Beach/Buena Vista  – Wednesday afternoon delivery direct door drops

*Regina Tuesday Pick up route – Tuesday in-store (please give us extra time as we can’t predict the time of the truck arrival!  Call us at 306.352.3835 if you wish to check up on your order)

*Estevan -Wednesday afternoon delivery direct door drops (no change)

*Indian Head – delivery to Surya Yoga in Indian Head late Tuesday afternoon (no anticipated change).   

ORDER BY SUNDAY AT NOON for the following routes/communities:

*Cupar  Thursday later afternoon

*Regina in-store pick up and deliveries (Thursday)

*Grand Coulee/Pense (Thursday delivery)

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November is National Pomegranate Month!

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Among many other things this month, we urge you not to forget about that power-filled, spunky, splashy, stain-remover worthy fruit that hits the market about this time of year each year!  Although certainly not the most common of fruits, the fact that this month honours the treasured POMEGRANATE, it should give you a hint as to why this fruit bears some serious history and health benefits!

I remember my very first exposure to Pomegranates.  I was a in my early 20’s working at a provincial charitable organization.  A lovely warm, slightly more experience lady than I, who came in faithfully to volunteer each day, Shirley, told me all about how her siblings and she would look forward to Christmas day because of a special fruit they got once per year in their stocking.  Growing up, she was one of many children, her father was in the military, mother stayed home to raise the children and funds were tight!  The Pomegranate was a “once a year” treat for them that was the highlight of their stocking and she beamed as she reminisced over memories of Christmas, her family, and pomegranates.  That year, she gifted me a pomegranate for Christmas….and it quickly became one of my favourite fruits.  Not only because it was delicious, intriguing, but also because it came from Shirley!  Back then, I really didn’t look into how special the pomegranate really was….but now I truly understand.  Just as special as dearest Shirley!  Enjoy the read …it’s worth the time and energy to open up a pomegranate!  My thanks to Shirley for tipping me off years ago!

11 Things You Didn’t Know About Pomegranates

11 Things You Didn’t Know About Pomegranates

The healthiest thing you’ll eat in December has a mythical past, Ayurvedic healing capabilities and antioxidants for days. In season through January, pomegranates are one of the more delicious ways to fight off holiday excess. Get tart, and smart, with these 11 pomegranate truths.

Heart of the matter: The edible parts of the pomegranates are technically arils, not seeds. The tart, semi-translucent red aril coats the seed within, protecting it and enticing animals to eat up and share the love. Arils are also found in mangosteens and make up the soft, squishy flesh of lychees.

Make it rain: As anyone who has ever shelled out $7.99 for a quarter-pound container of arils at Whole Foods will attest, removing the edible fruit from its shell can be a drag. Different techniques abound, but our favorite is violent yet effective: Cut a pomegranate in half horizontally. Hold one half, cut side down, into a relatively deep bowl. Smack the uncut side of the fruit with a spatula, meat pounder or other blunt object. Watch the seeds fall out. Repeat with second half. Enjoy.

The pom, the myth, the legend: In Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Pluto uses pomegranate seeds to trick Prosepina into shacking up with him for four months every year. Her semi-annual jaunts to and from the underworld were a way to explain the changing of the seasons. Obvs.

To your health: Rich with antioxidants, anti-inflammatory fibers and paraoxonase enzymes, pomegranates can limit UV damage, help prevent arthritis and keep LDL, or bad cholesterol, from accumulating in arteries.

Feel the chill: The average pomegranate can contain anywhere from 200 to 1,400 arils — which can seem overwhelming. Fortunately, arils can be frozen for up to three months. Here’s how: spread arils in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet, and leave them, uncovered, in the freezer for about two hours. Then, transfer them to an airtight container or Ziploc baggie of your choice.

Parlez-vous artillery? The French word for pomegranate is grenade, and, surprisingly, nothing is lost in translation. Etymologists speculate the connection stems from 15th Century cast-iron grenades, which were filled with tiny, round pockets of gunpowder. To the gentlemen soldier-botanists throwing them in France, these resembled aril-filled pomegranates.

Heaven is a place on earth: Judeo-Christian historians believe pomegranates to be among the fruits given to Moses to demonstrate the fertility of ancient Israel. Some argue that, given its widespread cultivation in the region, pomegranate was probably the original forbidden fruit. A couple of centuries later, Botticelli and da Vinci both painted poms into Renaissance-era, Madonna-and-child motifs. And the Quran cites pomegranates, grapes and olives as earthly evidence of Allah’s greatness.

Alternative appeal: A prominent tool in Hindu Ayurveda, alternative healers boil and grind the peels into a powder, and use it to treat tonsillitis, inflamed or bleeding gums and even just bad breath.  Roasted pomegranate skin is mixed with rose water for an all-natural astringent, and juiced arils are said to prevent memory loss, osteoarthritis and heart disease.

Been around the world: A Persian native, pomegranates grow throughout the Middle East and central Asia. They were brought to China’s Han dynasty around 100 B.C., had a starring role on the Roman plate, made their way to Spain by 800 A.D. and were brought to the Americas by 15th Century Spanish conquistadors. Europhile Thomas Jefferson planted pomegranates at Monticello the 1700s, and growers in drier regions of the United States cultivate them today.

Rinse and repeat: No toothbrush? No problem. Pomegranate juice is filled with polyphenolic flavonoids, which make it as antibacterial as prescription mouthwash.

Never too late for now: Pomegranates do not continue to develop sugars after they’re harvested, so, once picked, they remain ripe. Keep them in your refrigerator and they are good to go for up to two months.

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MARKET REPORT

*don’t forget to hit the sales and features….http://www.bodyfuelorganics.ca/summary.php?go=products

*Asparagus and Brussel Sprouts, two favourites, are back on our availability list!

*Mini cucumbers make a great snack…yes please!

*The story on Mandarin oranges – they were so good that they sold out from both our suppliers across western Canada! We are expecting more next week but not until late on Wednesday November 16th.

*Join us on Saturday November 11 from 11-1pm for the Aeris 2 Minute Miracle Gel Demo.  See how you can erase the signs of aging in just 2 minutes with this clean natural product.

*You guessed it….Pomegranates are on special!  Here’s a little tutorial on how to open one!  https://youtu.be/aUsfw-KppCU

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Here’s what you can expect in the We Think Bins this upcoming week (week of November 13th)

$40 We Think For You Bin

1lb table carrots

1 acorn squash

1 bunch broccoli

1 yellow onion

1 green pepper

1 jalapeno pepper

1/2lb tomatoes

1/3lb spring mix lettuce

1/3lb baby spinach

1 package crimini mushrooms

1  -3lb bag spartan apples

2 lemons

1 lime

6 bananas

1/2lb kiwi

2 d’anjou pears

1 mango

$25 We Think For You Bin

1 acorn squash

1 bunch broccoli

1 yellow onion

1 jalapeno pepper

1/2lb tomatoes

1/3lb spring mix lettuce

1.5lb spartan apples

1 lemon

1 lime

4 bananas

2 d’anjou pears

1 mango

$40 Paleo Fresh Bin

1lb yams

1lb table carrots

1lb zucchini

1lb brussel sprouts

1 yellow onion

1 red onion

1 jalapeno pepper

1 package cherry tomatoes

1 head romaine lettuce

2lb spartan apples

2 lemons

2  bananas

1 mango

1 avocado

$50 Bordering on Boring Bin

3/4lb green beans

1 head cauliflower

1 package baby carrots

1 yellow onion

1 long english cucumber

1 red pepper

1 package cherry tomatoes

1 head romaine lettuce

1 5oz package of Organic Girl Greens

1 cantaloupe melon

2lb spartan apples

2lb mandarin oranges

6 bananas

2 asian pears

2 d’anjou pears

Grocery item – 2 package Heavenly Organics Chocolate Honey Sweetened Patties (assorted flavours)

Readiness Fitness Bin – exclusively available only to Readiness Fitness Members.  Contents are posted each Friday on the Readiness Fitness Client Facebook Page

Yes You Can Plan – exclusive available to Yes You Can Plan members.  Week 3 contents are emailed out Friday to members.

********UPCOMING EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES – REGISTER SOON!********

  1. DROP IN CLASSES AVAILABLE FOR “EAT YOUR HEART OUT!” – A WELLNESS FOCUSSED COOKING SERIES    Join Leslie Herman, holistic nutritionist and learn how to prepare and cook fast, easy and super healthy meals.  Incorporate “super foods” into everyday meals and get the 411 on nutrition.Start Date: Every Tuesday,  6-7:30pm,     Place: Body Fuel Organics (1125A McDonald St.)What: Each night will focus on a different topic, which includes: smoothies, healthy desserts, easy main meals, cooking with legumes, salads and dressings and much more!  You will get to sample delicious, wholesome food, get a ton of recipes and loads of nutritional info!  In addition to this, you will receive 10% off ALL your groceries purchased on class day.  For more info, call Leslie at 306.725.8078 or call Body Fuel at 306.352.3835 to book in! (3-4 days advanced notice appreciated!)

Price: Drop in Rate applies now $40 per class.   

 2.    THE ART OF FERMENTATION – BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!  After a super successful weekend this past week, we are planning another seminar!  Explore the health benefits and how to for a variety of cultured foods and drinks including kefir, kombucha and kimchi . Registration includes an active culture of your choice to take home (water kefir, Kombucha, sourdough starter, villi or Jun) plus a jar of kimchi and a jar of beet kvass.
Date Saturday November 19, 2016 , Body Fuel Organics (1125A McDonald Street)
Time 10-3pm
To Register -> contact Stacey at 306-631-4239  E-transfer $115 to stacey.gardentherapy@gmail.com  The link to the Facebook event:  https://www.facebook.com/events/940672832704298/
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Delivery Schedule and order Cut-off times for week of November 14th 2016.   See below!

ORDER BY FRIDAY AT 9AM FOR THE FOLLOWING COMMUNITIES/ROUTES:

*Radville – Tuesday delivery to Janet Galarneau’s

*Wilcox  – Tuesday Delivery

*Milestone – Tuesday Delivery

*Weyburn – direct door drops Wednesday afternoon

*White City and neighbouring communities – Tuesday afternoon delivery direct door drops

*Lumsden/Regina Beach/Buena Vista  – Tuesday afternoon delivery direct door drops

*Regina Tuesday Pick up route – Tuesday in-store (we anticipate to be done Regina bins by 3pm as long as our truck arrives as planned!)

*Estevan -Wednesday afternoon delivery direct door drops (which will be a bit later given the additional routes that are normally delivered on Tuesdays)

*Indian Head – first bin back after summer!  Pick up at Surya Yoga late afternoon.

ORDER BY SUNDAY AT NOON for the following routes/communities:

*Cupar (Thursday evening delivery)

*Regina in-store pick up and deliveries (Thursday)

*Grand Coulee/Pense (Thursday delivery)

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-Lana and your friends at Body Fuel Organics

http://www.bodyfuelorganics.ca

SUGAR – The Down Low on Feeling Down and Low

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Sugar’s Effect on Your Immune System and How Fresh Foods Can Help

(SOURCE: https://healthfree.com/nutrition-sugar-immune-system-foods.html)


“If you plant Twinkies in your body garden, how do you expect to harvest health?” ~Terri Guillemets

Sugar and junk foods can produce a burst of energy and feel comforting in the short term, that’s why we go for them when stressed, bored, sad, or short on time. The painkilling effect of sugar is from the release of endorphins in your body when you eat the sweets. Endorphins are a morphine-like chemical your body naturally circulates when you exercise, are excited, or eat spicy foods. Despite how good you feel right after eating sweets, I’ll bet you didn’t know that sugar has a direct and dramatic effect on your immune system for hours after you eat it!

According to a 1973 study done by Loma Linda University, when you eat 100 grams of sugar, about as much sugar as you find in a 1 liter bottle of soda, your white blood cells are 40 percent less effective at killing germs. This can cripple your immune system for up to 5 hours after eating sugar!

Sugar impacts your white blood cells by competing for space in those cells with Vitamin C. Linus Pauling did research in the 1970s to find out how the body uses Vitamin C. They discovered that white blood cells need Vitamin C to destroy bacteria and viruses. Sugar and Vitamin C are similar in their chemical structure. When you eat sugar, it directly competes for space in your immune cells with Vitamin C! The more sugar in your system, the less Vitamin C can get into your white blood cells. Sugar DOES NOT help your immune system fight infection at all, resulting in a weakened defense from infections.

The tricky thing with sugar is that we are naturally set up to seek it out – in fact, human breast milk is sweet! In an orange or carrot, the sugar is packaged with nutrients, water, and fiber that help you digest it. When you strip the vitamins and minerals from corn to make high fructose corn syrup, your body has to take nutrients from your bones, skin, and vital systems to break down the concentrated sweetener. Your kidneys will stimulate more urine production to water down the sugar, which is dehydrating and speeds up signs of aging and disease.

Eating more fresh fruits and vegetables is a great way to get immune boosting benefits from Vitamin C and other phytonutrients found in fresh raw foods. The colors of produce give you a clue for how they help the immune system.

Be healthy wiith fresh fruit!

Choose orange fruits and vegetables like carrots to get more beta carotene, the precursor your body turns into Vitamin A. This nutrient helps your immune system by supporting healthy lungs and lymph.

Dark greens like kale and spinach contain beta carotene and Vitamin E that help your body fend off cold and flu infections.

Fresh red and pink produce like tomatoes, strawberries and pink grapefruit are especially high in Vitamin C.

Don’t stress about it if you find it hard to completely throw out the sugar and load up on fresh whole fruits and veggies. Diet changes take time and if you want your new healthy habits to stick, be persistent as you try switching out a large salad for that fast food sandwich at lunch. If you normally eat sweet processed food like donuts for breakfast, try replacing it with mixed fresh fruit and see how much better you feel over time. Your taste buds will need a few weeks to get used to changes in what you’re eating. Your body will get over the cravings, which are actually a symptom of the deficiencies of empty foods until you have nourished your body well for a time. In the long term, the more fresh whole foods you eat, the more energy you’ll have and the stronger your immune system will be.

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MARKET NEWS!

*don’t forget to hit the sales and features….http://www.bodyfuelorganics.ca/summary.php?go=products

*Mandarin oranges have arrived!  Yay….we will have 2 different sizes in this year, 3lb and 4lb.  If you order one or the other, we will substitute for each other as we don’t expect to have both in stock at all times!

*Get some….they are on sale!  Pomegranates.…yes, they are really really worth the work (http://www.thehealthsite.com/fitness/health-benefits-of-pomegranates-sa214/)  …..aaaaaand……Here’s a little tutorial on how to get into them! https://youtu.be/2gyFM1Y8tqY

*Asparagus is back in stock next week!  Did you know that it helps with hangovers and bloating (among other cool things)?  Well apparently it does!

*Have you ever had a Persimmon?  They kind of look like to me like the “ugly step sister of Cinderella” (if Cinderella were a tomato)….but taste amazing!  The uglier they get, the sweeter they are!

*Eat your greens – romaine, black kale and baby spinach are on sale

*We received a new flavour of Paleopro Protein Powder – new Pumpkin Spice!

*We are back stocked up with Bee Pollen Granules!  Such an amazing superfood for almost everything!  Goes great in smoothies

*Chef Malcolm keeps selling out of Meat Pies….be smart and add yours to your order!  It’s the ONLY way we can even have a hope of getting them to you! He’s selling out all over Regina but so far, he has never shorted our orders! Keep them coming and we’ll do our best to keep them coming your way too!

*It’s time to book your Pine View Farms Fresh Artisan Christmas Turkey!  They arrive fresh on Tuesday December 20th.  Call us at 306.352.3835 or email us at this email to secure yours today!

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This is what you can expect in this upcoming week’s We Think For You Bins (week of November 7th).  Please note that we ocassionally substitute items for quality or shortage of quantity.

$40 We Think For You

3lb russet potatoes

1 head cauliflower

1 bunch celery

1 bunch green onion

1 field cucumber

1/2lb roma tomatoes

1 head romaine lettuce

1 mini watermelon

1 – 3lb bag gala apples

2 valencia oranges

1 lemon

6 bananas

1 pomegranate

2 bartlett pears

1 avocado

$25 We Think For You

2lb russet potatoes

1 head cauliflower

1 bunch green onion

1/2lb roma tomatoes

1 head romaine lettuce

2lb gala apples

2 valencia oranges

1 lemon

4 bananas

1 pomegranate

2 bartlett pears

1 avocado

$40 Paleo Fresh Bin

2lb table carrots

1.5lb golden beets

1 bunch broccoli

1 yellow onion

1 bunch green onion

1 red pepper

1 head garlic

1lb roma tomatoes

1 green or red leaf lettuce

1 /2lb baby spinach

1 bunch black kale

2lb gala apples

2 lemons

2 bananas

2 Asian pears

1 avocado

$50 Bordering on Boring Bin

2lb russet potatoes

1 package baby carrots

1lb zucchini

1 bunch broccoli

1 bunch celery

1 red onion

1 field cucumber

1/2lb cherry tomatoes

1 head leaf lettuce

1/2lb baby spinach

1 pineapple

2lb gala apples

2lb mandarin oranges

2 lemons

6 bananas

2 bartlett pears

1 ataulfo mango

Grocery item included in Bordering on Boring Bin – Tree of Life Grape Spread (for your toast!)

Readiness Fitness Bin – exclusive to Readiness Fitness Members only.  Please see client page on Friday Nov. 4th for update bin list.

Yes You Can Bin – exclusive to Yes You Can Plan members.  Please see private emails on Friday Nov. 4th for updated list

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Delivery and Order Schedule for week of November 7th, 2016

*ORDER BY FRIDAY AT 9AM FOR THE FOLLOWING COMMUNITIES/ROUTES.  PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE HOLIDAY ON MONDAY THERE ARE CHANGES TO SOME ROUTES!:

*Radville -Tuesday afternoon delivery – 662 Crane Ave.

*Pangman- Tuesday afternoon delivery

*Weyburn – direct door drops Wednesday afternoon

*White City and neighbouring communities – Tuesday afternoon delivery direct door drops

*Lumsden/Regina Beach/Buena Vista  – Wednesday afternoon delivery direct door drops

*Regina Tuesday Pick up route – Tuesday in-store (please give us extra time as we can’t predict the time of the truck arrival!  Call us at 306.352.3835 if you wish to check up on your order)

*Estevan -Wednesday afternoon delivery direct door drops (no change)

*Indian Head – delivery to Surya Yoga in Indian Head late Tuesday afternoon (no anticipated change).   

ORDER BY SUNDAY AT NOON for the following routes/communities:

*Cupar  Thursday later afternoon

*Regina in-store pick up and deliveries (Thursday)

*Grand Coulee/Pense (Thursday delivery)

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Wishing you a vibrantly healthy “twink-i-less” week!

Lana and your friends at Body Fuel Organics

http://www.bodyfuelorganics.ca

Boost that Immunity with Food!

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We hosted an amazing course this past weekend at Body Fuel!  We had 10 individuals along with their instructor, Stacey Tress from Yorkton Garden Therapy, learn how to make a variety fermented foods!  Stacey was my instructor about 3 years ago and has unlocked within me and many others a passion for making powerful food in our own kitchens.  It’s common place to see a Scoby Hotel, bubbling sourdough starter, sparkling water kefir grains and sauerkraut on my kitchen counters.  I find quite intriguing to grow some pretty amazing food on my countertop (I think I must be missing those cool science experiments we used to do when I was in elementary school!), however, there is some grounded facts that support fermenting not just as an adult’s science experiment, but for supporting immune system health. (*note – we have another Art of Fermentation Course coming up in November….keep reading below and find out how to register!)

I realize we are just days away from Halloween….and my intention is to give you one last BIG blast of support for eating well up to and through Halloween without killing your immune system with sugar.  I learned years ago that as little as 1 tsp. of sugar can immobilize your immune response for a number of hours….so please dabble in those treats wisely.  My friend Derek wrote a great piece on using food to support the immune system….and he too believes in fermentation.  So let’s get some good quality fermented food into your kitchen to keep away the daunting sugar blues and sniffles!

4 POWERFUL PROBIOTIC FOODS THAT CREATE A STRONG IMMUNE SYSTEM

http://healingthebody.ca/4-powerful-probiotic-foods-that-create-a-strong-immune-system/

By Derek Henry

With estimates that the body has 10 times more bacteria than cells (over 100 trillion), it becomes clear that maintaining a proper bacterial balance is vital for long-term health. An important factor in that balance is plenty of probiotics (good bacteria) in order to keep the optimal balance of 85 percent good bacteria to 15 percent bad bacteria. These 4 probiotic foods that create a strong immune system will help do just that.

Fermented vegetables

Man has been fermenting vegetables for thousands of years as a way to preserve their harvest (much like pickling). However, it has been more recently accepted that fermented vegetables are not just a good preservation system but also an exceptional way to ingest high quality, live probiotics.

Consuming fermented vegetables keeps bad bacteria and yeast in check as the lactic acid producing lactobacilli in these foods alter the acidity in the intestine which helps prevent the overgrowth of unfriendly bacteria, molds, and candida.

One of the most commonly fermented vegetables is sauerkraut, which simply consists of cabbage, salt, and a culture starter if desired. However, nearly any vegetable can be fermented and can be stored for months and even years under the right conditions.

Recently, a lab test of homemade sauerkraut revealed a probiotic count of 10 trillion! Some of the highest probiotic supplements on the market contain a meagre 50 billion, in comparison.

Learn more about the healing benefits of sauerkraut, and get a recipe, here.

Kefir

Kefir is a fermented drink that can be made from milk, water, grains, and coconut water. Although it is not a good preservation method, the fermenting of these mediums can produce a probiotic-rich beverage that is not only delicious, but also healing for the digestive system.

Consuming kefir will ensure your body is fed a wide variety of beneficial bacteria that will enhance hydration and recolonize your gut and mucous membranes. It also contains beneficial yeasts that are known to hunt down and destroy pathogenic yeasts in the body, as well as detoxify the liver and fortify the immune system.

All the ingredients you would need to make kefir are your desired liquid, a small amount of sugar (not required to start dairy kefir), and a kefir starter (probiotic).

Learn more about the healing benefits of coconut kefir and get a recipe, here.

Kombucha

Made from sweetened tea that’s been fermented by a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast (a SCOBY, or also known as the “mother” because of its ability to reproduce), kombucha has been around for more than 2000 years. However, it didn’t gain popularity in the West until recently.

Consuming kombucha will introduce a wide array of enzymes and bacterial acids that will detoxify your liver, aid in digestion, improve your joint health, and boost your immune system.

The only ingredients you need to make kombucha are black or green tea, some sugar, and a kombucha starter culture or SCOBY. Please keep in mind that a SCOBY does contain yeast, so any existing yeast problems can be exacerbated with kombucha.

Here’s 7 reasons to drink kombucha.

Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is a type of vinegar made from fermented apples and has pale to medium amber color. It can be substituted in many food preparations for white vinegar, with exponentially more health benefits.

Consuming apple cider vinegar will introduce beneficial enzymes, probiotics, and amino acids that will improve digestion, relieve heartburn, stimulate the lymphatic system, help get rid of Candida, and help strengthen the immune system.

Making apple cider vinegar is a double fermentation process. First, apples are fermented and reduced to cider, and then the cider is fermented to create apple cider vinegar.

Learn much more about the health benefits of apple cider vinegar.

With all these foods, one can expect to introduce beneficial bacteria, enzymes, and a host of highly digestible vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. This will effectively clean up the digestive system, which will in turn strengthen the immune system as well.

Sources for this article include:

http://www.naturalnews.com/045431_probiotics_apple_cider_vinegar_kombucha.html

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MARKET NEWS

Mandarin oranges in 4lb boxes are available for Thursdays orders!  Yay….that also means Christmas is coming!

-Chef Malcolm has been selling out on his Handmade Meat Pies throughout Regina, but he’s been keeping us well stocked!  We are expecting more to get us through the weekend.  Be prepared for a meat pie addiction!

Brussel Sprouts are arriving for Thursday orders this week! Oh we’ve missed you little wee cabbages!

Persimmons are now available – the fruit that gets tastier the uglier it gets (not kidding!)  This fruit requires that you don’t judge a book by it’s cover.

-Some great specials on our website this week!  Be sure to shop the Sale Page  http://www.bodyfuelorganics.ca/summary.php?go=products

-The “2 Minute Miracle” Aeris Face Gel that’s making headlines is in the store!  A face gel that replaces 7 other products and delivers almost instant results that are visible on the skin.  Good for everything from wrinkles to acne to eczema.  Body Fuel is the FIRST retail store in Canada to sell this.  We will be demo’ing it on Saturday from 11-1pm.  

*We have new local Lip Glosses and Tints in from Regina’s own Naked Kitty Naturals!  Lip gloss is $5.99 and tints are $7.99.

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IT’S ALL ABOUT THE BINS!  Here’s what you can expect in your bin this upcoming week (week of October 31st).  Keep in mind that we have to substitute items on occasion for quality or quantity shorts.

$40 We Think For You Bin

1 package baby carrots

1.5lb parsnips

1lb zucchini

1 yellow onion

1 field cucumber

1 red pepper

1 green leaf lettuce

1 bunch green kale

1 cantaloupe

2lb fuji apples

2 valencia oranges

1 lemon

6 bananas

2 d’anjou pears

3 Asian pears

$25 We Think For You Bin

1 package baby carrots

1lb zucchini

1 yellow onion

1 field cucumber

1 red pepper

1 green leaf lettuce

1 cantaloupe

1.5lb fuji apples

1 lemon

4 bananas

2 d’anjou pears

$40 Paleo Fresh Bin

1lb yams

1 head cauliflower

1.25lb zucchini

1 spaghetti squash

1 red onion

1 yellow onion

1 field cucumber

1 red pepper

1 head romaine lettuce

1 Organic Girl or Earth Balance Deep Greens or Super Greens clamshell 5oz

1 head garlic

2lb gala apples

2 lemons

1 avocado

2 Asian pears

$50 Bordering on Boring Bin

1 jumbo sweet potates

1lb carrots

3/4lb green beans

1 yellow onion

1 field cucumber

2 red peppers

1/2lb roma tomatoes

1 5oz. clamshell Organic Girl or Earth bound baby spinach

1 head garlic

1/2lb button mushrooms

2lb gal apples

2 valencia oranges

6 bananas

1/2lb kiwi

2 d’anjou pears

1 ataulfo mango

Grocery item included in Bordering on Boring Bin – 1 package Nature’s Path Envirokidz granola bar

Readiness Fitness Bin -exclusive for LBD or Readiness Fitness Clients.  See client page or LBD page for content details.

********UPCOMING EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES – REGISTER SOON!********

  1. DROP IN CLASSES AVAILABLE FOR “EAT YOUR HEART OUT!” – A WELLNESS FOCUSSED COOKING SERIES    Join Leslie Herman, holistic nutritionist and learn how to prepare and cook fast, easy and super healthy meals.  Incorporate “super foods” into everyday meals and get the 411 on nutrition.Start Date: Every Tuesday,  6-7:30pm,     Place: Body Fuel Organics (1125A McDonald St.)What: Each night will focus on a different topic, which includes: smoothies, healthy desserts, easy main meals, cooking with legumes, salads and dressings and much more!  You will get to sample delicious, wholesome food, get a ton of recipes and loads of nutritional info!  In addition to this, you will receive 10% off ALL your groceries purchased on class day.  For more info, call Leslie at 306.725.8078 or call Body Fuel at 306.352.3835 to book in! (3-4 days advanced notice appreciated!)

Price: Drop in Rate applies now $40 per class.   

 2.    THE ART OF FERMENTATION – BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!  After a super successful weekend this past week, we are planning another seminar!  Explore the health benefits and how to for a variety of cultured foods and drinks including kefir, kombucha and kimchi . Registration includes an active culture of your choice to take home (water kefir, Kombucha, sourdough starter, villi or Jun) plus a jar of kimchi and a jar of beet kvass.
Date Saturday November 19, 2016 , Body Fuel Organics (1125A McDonald Street)
Time 10-3pm
To Register -> contact Stacey at 306-631-4239  E-transfer $115 to stacey.gardentherapy@gmail.com  The link to the Facebook event:  https://www.facebook.com/events/940672832704298/
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Delivery Schedule and order Cut-off times for week of October 31 2016.   See below!

ORDER BY FRIDAY AT 9AM FOR THE FOLLOWING COMMUNITIES/ROUTES:

*Radville – Tuesday delivery to Janet Galarneau’s

*Wilcox  – Tuesday Delivery

*Milestone – Tuesday Delivery

*Weyburn – direct door drops Wednesday afternoon

*White City and neighbouring communities – Tuesday afternoon delivery direct door drops

*Lumsden/Regina Beach/Buena Vista  – Tuesday afternoon delivery direct door drops

*Regina Tuesday Pick up route – Tuesday in-store (we anticipate to be done Regina bins by 3pm as long as our truck arrives as planned!)

*Estevan -Wednesday afternoon delivery direct door drops (which will be a bit later given the additional routes that are normally delivered on Tuesdays)

*Indian Head – first bin back after summer!  Pick up at Surya Yoga late afternoon.

ORDER BY SUNDAY AT NOON for the following routes/communities:

*Cupar (Thursday evening delivery)

*Regina in-store pick up and deliveries (Thursday)

*Grand Coulee/Pense (Thursday delivery)

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Wishing you good probiotic health to get you through the spooky season!

-Lana and your friends at Body Fuel Organics

http://www.bodyfuelorganics.ca

Pumpkin Week at Body Fuel is October 24-28th

***Haven’t ordered online with us before?  Register and create your order at http://www.bodyfuelorganics.ca.  See below for our Delivery Schedule and Cut-off Times that are particular to your route!  Need any help?  Email us at bin@bodyfuelorganics.ca or call 306.352.3835

What can’t you like about pumpkin?  They are bright, orange, plump and taste delicious!  And if that’s all it takes to fall in love with this little bundle of health, then let’s leave it at that!  But if you still need some convincing, we lined up some facts and figures for you!  We also decided that a whole week dedicated to this little powerhouse superfood was in order!

We are so excited to announce our First Annual PUMPKIN WEEK at Body Fuel!  A week dedicated to honouring PUMPKIN!

Here’s what PUMPKIN WEEK looks like at Body Fuel:

MONDAY October 24th – Pumpkin Crispy Rice Cakes.  $1.00 per slice
TUESDAY October 25th – Pumpkin Latte’s – free samples
WEDNESDAY October 26th- Thai Pumpkin soup for our Hot Lunch Program.  Full lunch $9.99 (includes Pumpkin Soup, beverage, fruit, slice of fresh Saltine Sourdough Bread, butter and granola bar) or by the bowl $5.99
THURSDAY October 27th- Pumpkin Sauce and Kaslo Sourdough Pasta  – $1.00 per bowl
FRIDAY October 28th- Pumpkin Bliss Balls – $1.00 per ball
In addition, all things including pumpkin in the store will be 10% off (check our website for great deals as well!).  We encourage you to support local as well by purchasing a Sugar Pumpkin from our local supplier Heliotrope Farms!
Please pop next week to take advantage of some Pumpkin Celebration, great deals, and awesome samples, and of course, a healthy portion of happiness and smiles!

THE HEALING BENEFITS OF PUMPKIN

NOVEMBER 11, 2014 | DEREK HENRY

The pumpkin harvest begins in earnest, as these bright orange masterpieces grace gardens with the anticipation of roasted pumpkin seeds, pumpkin pies, and jack-o-lanterns. Aside from the deliciousness and fun around pumpkins, there are also a number of healing properties related to this member of the Cucurbitaceae family. So get your dehydrator, blender, or oven ready, because it is time to reap the healing benefits of pumpkin.

Pumpkin’s nutritional profile

As the bright orange color may suggest, the mighty pumpkin is full of life promoting nutrients. These are made available through the meat and the seeds. Some of the nutrients available in pumpkin meat include:

  • Antioxidant vitamins like vitamin A, C, and E. 1 cup of raw pumpkin yields 8567 IU of Vitamin A, which is 171% of the RDA.
  • Good source of B-vitamins, including riboflavin, folate, B6, thiamin, niacin, and pantothenic acid.
  • Rich source of potassium, manganese, copper, phosphorous, iron, and magnesium.
  • An excellent source of poly-phenolic compounds such as beta-carotene (converted to vitamin A in the body), lutein, beta-cryptoxanthin, and zeaxanthin.
  • A fine source of fiber with about 3 grams of fiber per one cup serving.

In addition to the meat, one can also consume the green seeds inside their shell, which also provides a concentrated dose of nutrition, such as:

  • An excellent source of vitamin K
  • Rich in riboflavin, folate, thiamin, B6, and niacin
  • Good source of vitamin A
  • Excellent source of manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, copper, zinc, and potassium
  • Contains beneficial amounts of selenium
  • Excellent source of healthy fats and dietary fiber
  • Quality source of vegan protein (1 ounce yields 7 grams of protein)

What’s really scary is that the pumpkin is known more for its role in the Halloween tradition, than what it can do for you and your health!

Pumpkin health benefits

So with all these nutrients, then pumpkin is bound to help prevent or resolve certain health conditions, right? Turns out, it has been implicated in helping with the following:

  • Aids in weight loss (due to fiber content)
  • May reduce cancer risk (due to the antioxidant beta-carotene)
  • Protects the skin (due to carotenoids)
  • Sharpens eyesight (due to high levels of vitamin A)
  • Maintains prostate health (due to zinc content of seeds)
  • Helps boost mood and prevent depression (due to tryptophan content in seeds)
  • Improves heart and muscle function (due to potassium and magnesium content)
  • Improves immune system (due to zinc and vitamin C content)
  • Helps expel intestinal worms (due to cucurbitins)

If you want to look and feel beautiful, consider pumpkin as part of your diet.

Pumpkin recipes

The most common preparation methods of pumpkin involve desserts like custards and pies. One of the simplest ways to enjoy the contents is to gently roast or dehydrate the seeds in sea salt and other preferred spices.

One of the most popular ways to consume pumpkin is in a hot beverage like a pumpkin spiced latte. Unfortunately, the most popular source of this beverage is at Starbucks, which contains little to no resemblance of pumpkin and plenty of other unsavory ingredients.

Make your own pumpkin spiced latte with real pumpkin and nutritious ingredients, and enjoy the healing benefits it has to offer!

Sources:http://www.naturalnews.com/047207_pumpkin_squash_healing_benefits.html
http://www.organiclifestylemagazine.com/raw-pumpkin-pie-recipe/
http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/pumpkin.html
http://greatist.com/health/superfood-pumpkin
http://www.huffingtonpost.com
http://www.naturalnews.com

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MARKET NEWS

*Check out our Feature Page and all the new sale items on our website!  Lots to celebrate with Pumpkins!

*Yes, PURPLE cauliflower….yup!

*Russet potatoes in 5lb bags on sale at a great price!

*New apples again – Cameo anyone??

*Get a sugar pumpkin – Rick grows them locally at Heliotrope!  Make it a pumpkin week!

*Skipper Otto is selling memberships for their CSF (Community Supported Fisher).  To get your membership for 2017 visit http://www.skipperotto.com.  About 4-5 times per year you can pick up your fish order at Body Fuel.  It’s amazing quality!  The link to sign up is here http://skipperotto.csasignup.com/members/types

*Be sure to check out our Recipe Link.  Next week is an awesome salad using Arugula (I didn’t like Arugula until I found this salad).  If you get a $40 bin, the Arugula is included.  If you don’t, consider adding an Organic Girl Baby Arugula on since it’s on sale!)

BIN HOARDER?  Please bring your cardboard bin back to us.  We re-use them and would appreciate NOT putting more cardboard into our precious earth!  Please do not recycle them….bring them back!

*Join Sara from Naked Kitty Naturals Thursday October 20th from 5-7:30 or Saturday October 29 from 1-4 to check out her all natural body care items as she demos at Body Fuel.  Come support this Regina entrepreneur!

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Here’s what you can expect in next week’s bins (week of October 24th).  Keep in mind that on occasion we do need to make substitutions for quality or shortages.

$40 We Think For You

1.5lb yams

1.5lb beets

1 butternut squash

1/5lb yellow onion

1 coloured pepper

1 romaine lettuce

1 bunch mint

1 5oz. container Organic Girl Baby Arugula

1 mini watermelon

4 ambrosia apples

1 valencia orange

2 lemons

6 bananas

2 Asian Pears

$25 We Think For You

1lb yams

1.25lb beets

1 butternut squash

1/2lb yellow onions

1 head romaine lettuce

1 bunch mint

1 mini watermelon

4 spartan apples

1 valencia orange

1 lemon

4 bananas

2 Asian Pears

$40 Paleo Fresh Bin

1 head broccoli

1lb rutabaga

1lb zucchini

1 head napa cabbage

1 bunch green onion

1/2lb yellow onion

2 coloured peppers

1 container cherry tomatoes

1/2lb baby spinach

1 bunch cilantro

1 radish

2lb spartan apples

2 lemons

2 bananas

2 ataulfo mangos

1 avocado

$5o Bordering on Boring Bin

3lb russet potatoes

1 package baby carrots

1 bunch broccoli

1 field cucumber

1 head green leaf lettuce

2 coloured peppers

1/3lb baby spinach

1 mini watermelon

4 ambrosia apples

1/2lb kiwi

2 lemons

6 bananas

3  pears

1lb strawberries

Grocery item included in Bordering on Boring Bin – Tega Organic Tea – Masala Chai Rooibos tea!

Readiness Fitness Bin *exclusive for Readiness Fitness Members – please see Facebook Readiness Fitness Client page for weekly ingredient list

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UPCOMING WORKSHOPS AND EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

  1. DROP IN CLASSES AVAILABLE FOR “EAT YOUR HEART OUT!” – A WELLNESS FOCUSSED COOKING SERIES    Join Leslie Herman, holistic nutritionist and learn how to prepare and cook fast, easy and super healthy meals.  Incorporate “super foods” into everyday meals and get the 411 on nutrition.Start Date: Every Tuesday,  6-7:30pm,     Place: Body Fuel Organics (1125A McDonald St.)What: Next week, explore a healthy appetizer, soup, main course and dessert!  You will get to sample delicious, wholesome food, get a ton of recipes and loads of nutritional info!  In addition to this, you will receive 10% off ALL your groceries purchased on class day.  For more info, call Leslie at 306.725.8078 or call Body Fuel at 306.352.3835 to book in! (3-4 days advanced notice appreciated!)

Price: Drop in Rate applies now $40 per class.   

 2.    THE ART OF FERMENTATION – STILL TIME TO REGISTER!!!- explore the health benefits and how to for a variety of cultured foods and drinks including kefir, kombucha and kimchi . Registration includes an active culture of your choice to take home (water kefir, Kombucha, sourdough starter, villi or Jun) plus a jar of kimchi and a jar of beet kvass.
Date Saturday October 22, 2016 , Body Fuel Organics (1125A McDonald Street)
Time 10-3pm
To Register -> contact Stacey at 306-631-4239  E-transfer $115 to stacey.gardentherapy@gmail.com  The link to the Facebook event:  https://www.facebook.com/events/940672832704298/
3.   CHEMICAL FREE GYM BAG with Chanelle Morin!  Takes place on Thursday October 27 from 7-8pm at Body Fuel.  Registration Free!   Please book online to register:

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Delivery and Order Schedule for week of October 9th, 2016

*ORDER BY FRIDAY AT 9AM FOR THE FOLLOWING COMMUNITIES/ROUTES.  PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE HOLIDAY ON MONDAY THERE ARE CHANGES TO SOME ROUTES!:

*Radville -Wednesday afternoon delivery – 662 Crane Ave.

*Pangman- Wednesday afternoon delivery

*Weyburn – direct door drops Wednesday afternoon

*White City and neighbouring communities – Wednesday afternoon delivery direct door drops

*Lumsden/Regina Beach/Buena Vista  – Wednesday afternoon delivery direct door drops

*Regina Tuesday Pick up route – Tuesday in-store (please give us extra time as we can’t predict the time of the truck arrival!  Call us at 306.352.3835 if you wish to check up on your order)

*Estevan -Wednesday afternoon delivery direct door drops (no change)

*Indian Head – delivery to Surya Yoga in Indian Head late Tuesday afternoon (no anticipated change).   

ORDER BY SUNDAY AT NOON for the following routes/communities:

*Cupar  Thursday later afternoon

*Regina in-store pick up and deliveries (Thursday)

*Grand Coulee/Pense (Thursday delivery)

 

CELEBRATE YOUR PUMPKIN POWER!!!

-Lana and your friends at Body Fuel

http://www.bodyfuelorganics.ca