Health Notes

Cooling Foods for Summer Eating

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.

Cooling Foods for Summer Eating

By Robert Luby, MD

In western cultures, when we think of the energy contained in a food, we tend to think quantitatively and consider how many calories it contains. However, in traditional Chinese medicine and other ancient medical practices, the energy in a food is also considered from a qualitative perspective.

Finding Friends in Nature: Summer Herb Walks

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Jewelweed

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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December's Health Genie: Elderberry

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Dear Health Genie,

Elderberry is very popular among my friends. I have noticed that City Market offers a few different brands of Elderberry syrup.  How and why does one use it?

Thank you,
Curious Customer

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