Health Notes

Finding Friends in Nature: Summer Herb Walks

Note: This article 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.

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By Cristi Nunziata, Herbal Education Coordinator

Throughout the summer, City Market will be offering free herb walks, where you can learn to identify common edible and medicinal plants. No matter what type of outdoor activity you enjoy, knowing the plants that surround you can be quite useful.

Fermented Foods: Nutritional Alchemy and the Fountain of Youth

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To learn more about Fermentation, please sign up for our Lacto-Fermented Sodas, Sourdough Bread, and Kombucha classes offered this month.

June's Health Genie: Treating Sunburns

Aloe

Note: This article 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.
 

Dear Health Genie,

I forgot to apply my sunblock before heading out on the lake this past weekend, and now I am sunburned! Can you give me any recommendations for taking the heat out of my skin and helping it to heal?

Thanks in advance,

Badly Burnt

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Wild Greens

Wild Nettles and Miner's Lettuce

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By Robert Luby, MD

Mother Nature has a way of taking care of our nutritional needs year-round. After the winter root cellar is bare and before the summer vegetables abound, where can we turn to find fresh local foods brimming with vitamins, minerals, and fiber? After the citrus season has waned and before the summer fruits and berries burst onto the scene, where can we find fresh local sources of polyphenols, flavonoids, and antioxidants? The answer is greens: spring greens, bitter greens, and wild greens.

May's Health Genie: Green Tea

Green Tea

Note: This article 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.

Dear Health Genie,

I have heard that green tea is a healthy alternative to coffee. How is green tea different from black or white tea, and with so many types of tea available, how does one go about choosing which tea to buy?

Signed,
Jasmine T.

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