Posts in Nutrition
A Grain of Truth

A consumer’s guide to choosing whole grains. There are many studies looking at what communities or societies have eaten over long periods of time. An interesting finding has been that diets rich in whole grain foods are associated with lower cholesterol levels and a reduced risk of heart disease, obesity, some cancers, and type 2 diabetes.

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NutritionJill Burns
To Oatmeal and Beyond: 10 Health Benefits of Oats

If you are from Scotland like me, you’ll know that oats are a staple at the breakfast table in the form of porridge, and are a key ingredient in haggis. Outlander fans will be familiar with oats as ‘parritch’, and according to the male protagonist Jamie Fraser, ‘parritch’ is a panacea for every ailment. He may not be far wrong.

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Elderberry Syrup

As much as calendula and St. John’s wort oils are a part of Summer, so elderberry and rosehip syrups are a part of Fall. It is a time to harvest berries and roots. Roots are full of nourishment at this time as they store nutrients to support the plant through the winter months. The berries of the rose bushes and the Elder tree are full of immune-enhancing compounds.

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Garlic

Garlic is one of the oldest known remedies in recorded history. It grows all over the world and ancient medical texts record similar medicinal uses in the different locations. Moreover, the bible makes many biblical references to garlic’s virtues.

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