A recent news story really caught our interest, so we thought we’d share:
Robin Emmons, a Charlotte resident, has made it her responsibility to make fresh, local food available to her community. Emmons’ mission began when realized that her brother, who was staying in a transitional facility, was being served primarily processed foods. She grew fresh produce for him from her home garden, and eventually increased production so she could donate to others as well.
Then, over three acres of land were donated to Emmons so that she could expand her efforts. Emmons has since formed an organization, Sow Much Good, “to eliminate socio-economic, racial, and ethnic health disparities that result from a lack of access to nutritionally dense food products in marginalized populations.” In addition to providing food, Emmons also provides education on seasonal eating, canning and preserving. See the whole news report here.
Visit her website, Sow Much Good, to find news, events and how you can help.
At age 12, I contracted Lyme’s disease. As a result, by the age of 19 I’d developed arthritis in my neck, back, knees and hands. I also developed bursitis in my knees. I had to wear knee braces just to get through the day. I tried many different common joint products with no symptom relief. In my early 20s, I learned of a doctor recommending a natural compound called MSM to patients with inflammatory pain. After two weeks on a dose of 8 grams of MSM a day, I experienced marked improvement in my knee pain. After 6 weeks, I was able to get rid of the knee braces! I still use MSM today for reducing the inflammation all over my body. And while I continue to deal with the lasting effects of Lyme’s disease, I’m no longer in chronic pain. What a relief!
Methylsulfonylmethane, or MSM, provides sulfur—a vital building block of joints, cartilage, skin, hair and nails—and methyl groups, which support many vital biochemical processes in the body, including energy production. MSM is a naturally occurring nutrient found in small amounts in many foods. As a dietary supplement, synthesized MSM is identical to that found in nature. MSM can be taken alone or in combination with other joint health supplements.
Published, peer-reviewed clinical research has shown MSM is safe and effective in increasing joint comfort and supporting a normal range of motion. MSM is non-allergenic and there are no known drug interactions. MSM is most effective in a pure form without binders or fillers.
At Bare Essentials Natural Market we love to recommend Highland Laboratories’ MSM 2000. It’s my favorite brand because it comes in a high potency 2 gram tablet with nothing else added!
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Spend time in the herbal products section at Bare Essentials Natural Market and you’ll find dozens of brands and lots of good choices. There are all kinds of differences between these brands, but I want to tell you about the Gaia Herbs difference.
First, Gaia Herbs is a North Carolina company! Many herbs are grown right on their organic farm located in Brevard, NC (about 2.5 hours from Boone). And right on that same farm is their state-of-the-art quality assurance lab and manufacturing facility. Gaia Herbs maintains control over the entire process, from growing and harvesting the plants to harvesting and bottling the finished product.
Gaia Herbs maintains a level of transparency unrivaled in the herbal products industry. I’ve personally walked their fields, toured their analytical lab, and seen their extraction process. For those who haven’t had that opportunity, Gaia Herbs has a way for consumers to ‘meet’ their herbs. Go to GaiaHerbs.com, enter the lot number from any Gaia Herbs, and you’ll learn where your herbs were grown along with documentation on the purity, integrity and potency of each batch!
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Finally, Gaia Herbs is totally committed to environmental stewardship. The Gaia Herbs complex is powered by solar and biodiesel fuel. Everything Gaia Herbs grows is done so organically. The farm is home to large numbers of healthy bees. Gaia Herbs recognizes the symbiotic relationship between plants and people. This philosophy is present in every part of the way the business is run. If a plant medicine is known to be endangered or declining, Gaia Herbs won’t use it in their formulas.
Visit GaiaHerbs.com to learn more about what they do and how they do it. Or visit Bare Essentials Natural Market to learn more about Gaia Herbs products for the whole family!
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