Health Notes

Sun Burn Spray

With summer just around the corner, try to avoid getting a sunburn! But, if you accidentally fall asleep outside (it never happens to me, I swear!), try spraying this refreshing and soothing mist over your burnt bits:

Turmeric—Medicinal & Delicious

By Dr. Robert Luby, Co-op Member

Note: While this article discusses the medicinal properties of turmeric, it is not meant as a substitute for proper medical advice. Please consult with your medical practitioner before using any type of remedy, herbal or otherwise.

The spice turmeric (sometimes spelled “tumeric”) comes from the herb known as Curcuma longa, which is in the ginger family.  It is the rhizome, or the underground portion of the plant, which is used in making the spice.  The rhizomes look very similar to ginger root, but with a deeper orange-gold color.  It is this color which imparts the familiar color to curried dishes.

BPA in Baby Gear

BPA has been suspected of being hazardous to humans for many decades. Concerns about BPA in consumer products made headlines in 2008 when several governments released reports casting much doubt on its safety.

Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical building block that is primarily used to make polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins. We do know that scratched and worn polycarbonate feeding bottles will leach this chemical into liquids.

Wellness Dept. Favorites for the Cold & Flu Season

Check out the Wellness Department Staff Picks!

Sarah Smith, Wellness Staff

•    Gaia Echinacea/Propolis throat spray
•    Zinc lozenges
•    Making immune boosting teas with any number of dried herbs such as: Echinacea, Ginger, Mint, Astragalus, and Licorice. I think tea making can be therapeutic on so many levels.

Tree Cleary, Wellness Staff

•    City Market D3 1000mg
•    Our lovely, colorful Neti pots
•    Olbas oils
•    Quantum cold& flu formula
•    New Chapter whole foods zinc
•    Shelburne Farms ginger jack
For kids, here is what I love;
•    Hylands sniffles and sneezes
•    Chestal from Boiron
•    Kid's Childlife liquid D3
•    Kids Herbal compound from Herbalist and Alchemist