Health Notes

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

Understanding Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerance

Many people think the terms food allergy and food intolerance mean the same thing; however, they do not.

Stressed Around the Holidays?

It is easy to simply grab another cup of coffee, a donut or skip that aerobics class because of the busy holiday season. Allowing yourself quiet moments for a walk, a cup of tea and skipping the soda and sugar is the first step to not only practicing self-discipline but also helping your long-term path to better health. 

Make-Up for Those with Rosacea or Acne-Prone Skin

City Market carries a great line of make-up products for people suffering from rosacea or acne prone skin called Larenim (mineral spelled backwards).  It is made of 100% minerals and is free of any talc (which leaches moisture from the skin & can permanently stretch the pore walls), dyes, oils, or chemicals.  It is also vegan! 

Vegetarians and MeB-12

Vegetarians may find it wise to supplement their diet with methylcobalamin (MeB 12) which is form of the B-12 vitamin.  Indeed, this vitamin is found heavily in red meats and most animal sources but there are no known sources of this vitamin in vegetables.