Friday, January 7, 2011

Pain, Pain, Go Away!

The bitter weather of January certainly doesn't help those who already suffer from arthritis. However, natural Boswellin Cream, also known as Boswella Cream, is here to save the season! In a topical form, it penetrates deep into the skin, helping to provide rapid relief from pain. Its greaseless and stainless formula ensures that you'll get arthritis pain relief without the drawbacks of conventional creams! Try it today at Food For Thought!

New Kitchen Goodies!

We received a lovely assortment of new aprons and they are adorable! Choose from retro, floral and modern patterns. We also carry child sizes and a large variety of new tea towels. Also check out our current selection of floursack towels!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Vegan Wednesday! Cleansing Juices!

It's a new year and it's a great time to think about cleansing your body of unwanted toxins (not to mention all the damage you did throughout the holiday season!). Everyone has new beginnings on the mind, and a cleansing detox is a great way to start! Here a few recipes I've found for detoxifying juices.
Healing Detox Juice
Serves 2
A sweeter, more subtle juice, but truly nutritious. Packs an antioxidant punch!
3-4 Carrots
125g Fresh Spinach
Handful of Flat Leaf Parsley
2-3 Sticks of Celery

Juice all ingredients (putting celery through last). Mix with water to taste or drink neat (your preference).

Vegetable Super Juice
Serves 2
1 whole cucumber
4 sticks of celery
2-4 handfuls of spinach
8 lettuce leaves
Any other greens!
Optional : parsley and fresh alfalfa sprouts

Juice all ingredients and mix 50/50 with distilled water. Add optional lemon juice to boost the alkalinity.

Stomach Cleanser
1 bunch Grapes
1 basket Strawberries
3 Apples
4 sprigs Fresh Mint

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Gluten-Free New Year

One of the occupational hazards of working in a place like Food for Thought is that you will, eventually, get curious about all of the different diets and lifestyles people adhere to. And, if you are someone like me, you will end up researching the advantages and disadvantages of several of these lifestyles, and, perhaps, will try a few.

Early last year, I started to notice that I felt gross after eating several of my favorite foods that were, of course, loaded with gluten. So, I decided to try a gluten-free diet for two weeks and, amazingly enough, felt better. True to my nature, I researched gluten-free lifestyles and found out how advantageous it can be for people from all walks of life to have a gluten-free oriented diet.

Here are some of the facts:

- Gluten-free diets are most commonly associated with people with Celiac Disease or a gluten intolerance. However, people afflicted with autism and rheumatoid arthritis can benefit from maintaining a gluten-free diet.

- Celiac and gluten intolerances still remain the largest undiagnosed disease the in the world. It is estimated that 1 in every 133 Americans have an intolerance of some sort.

- Many restaurants now offer gluten-free options to cater to their customers. Come in to the store to pick up a list of restaurants in the Wichita area that are gluten-free-friendly!

- Some of your favorite foods may already be gluten-free! And companies are coming up with more alternatives daily. Unlike options ten years ago, those adhering to a gluten-free lifestyle can still enjoy beer, pastas, chips, licorice, gummy bears, and multi-grain breads!

Michael Pollan suggests in Food Rules to try devoting a day each week to be a meat-free day. My challenge to you is to try eating gluten-free a single day every week, regardless of if you "need to" or not. It is truly amazing how much better you feel! Until next week, readers!

Monday, January 3, 2011

New In-Store Coupon Books!

With the new year, comes new savings!  We have both a new Mambo Sprout & a new Healthy Clippings Coupon book in-store!  Stop by and enjoy extra savings!  Here are a few coupon matchups for the month:

Muir Glen Soups select varieties on sale for $2.79.  $1/1 Muir Glen Soup coupon.  Final cost $1.79.

BioKleen Bleach Oxygen Plus on sale for $4.79.  $1.50/1 BioKleen Laundry Product coupon.  Final cost $3.29!

Nate's Vegan Meatballs on sale for $4.19.  $1/1 Nate's Meatball coupon.  Final cost $3.19.

Tofurky Vegan Pizza on sale for $6.99.  $1/1 Tofurky Vegan Pizza coupon.  Final cost $5.99.

Food for Life Cluckphrey/Moophrey on sale for $3.29.  50 cents/1 Meatless Product.  Final cost $2.79.

PJ's Burritos on sale for $2.29.  $1/1 coupon.  Final cost $1.29.

Nature's Path Flax Cereals select varieties on sale for $3.29.  $1/1 coupon.  Final cost $2.29.

Numi Teas (assorted varieties) on sale for $4.49.  $1/1 coupon.  Final cost $3.49.

January Newsletter

Happy New Year!  Check out our January newsletter here!