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WholeVine: Wine is Great, But There is So Much More!

When you think of sustainability and using “every last drop” of something, generally you think of something like energy or water.  Fortunately, there are people like Peggy Furth, co-founder of WholeVine Products, who marry the principles of sustainability and zero waste with food and drink. Located in Napa Valley Wine Country, WholeVine takes the scraps,

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Buying Organic in Bulk Saves Consumers an Average of 89%

A shopper can save an average of 89 percent by purchasing natural and organic foods in the bulk foods aisle of a grocery store, according to a new study. The study by Portland State University’s Food Industry Leadership Center (FILC), the first of its kind in the United States, examines three main areas related to

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Rethink the Statin ~ Cholesterol is Not the Bad Guy!

People who arrive at my office on a statin frequently complain of one of the following things as a direct side effect of the drug: Fatigue, mood changes,  irritability, headaches, insomnia heart palpitations, arrhythmias, stomach pain, or muscle weakness These are all listed right in the Physician’s Drug Information Handbook as common side effects.  But

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Why Counting Calories and Exercise Aren’t the Answer to Weight Loss

After 30 + years of working with clients with all forms of health issues and health challenges, including obesity and difficulty losing weight, certain things become obvious about what helps people lose weight, and what does not help people with weight loss. Over 90% of people who have had the experience of trying to lose

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Alfalfa’s Stance on Genetically Modified Organisms

Dear friends, From the time we opened our first store – Pearl Street Market – in 1979, and then our first Alfalfa’s at the corner of Broadway and Arapahoe in 1983, we have always been a company with a strong social mission. Alfalfa’s is a company that stands for what we believe in, and we

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Homemade Holiday Gift Ideas

When we want to share a gesture that shows how much we care for someone we can find ourselves going back to the basics. We craft. We write. We cook. This year, Alfalfa’s has made it easy to warm your loved one’s hearts and wow their taste buds. Begin a tradition of homemade gifts that

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Clarity of Mind, Body and Spirit

Not long ago Stephen Oakley asked if I would join him to speak at Alfalfa’s Wellness panel coming up on December 7th with the theme being mental clarity. I said sure, that would be fun, with a bit of an authoritative chip on my shoulder. We were actually having lunch together. Chatting back and forth,

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Be A Brain Foodie

Clear thinking is something we all need. Our brains rely on a constant stream of nutrients, blood sugar and oxygen to produce the energy that facilitates learning, thoughts and action. Feed yourself brain boosting foods that optimize mental clarity and mind health.  Carbohydrates such as white potatoes, pasta, rice, bread and other forms of grain

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