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Join us on Thursday, June 21st, at 6:30pm for a talk on Keeping Your Family Healthy, Naturally!

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Chamomille’s Barry Sherr on TV!

Yesterday Barry, nutritionist and owner of Chamomille Natural Foods was interviewed on Kevin Gallagher’s Time Out on the local Comcast public access channel.  He spoke about anxiety and how to deal with it in a holistic manner.  You can watch the video below:

Natural Solutions for Healthy Living Presentation, Thursday, June 22nd, 6:30-7:15pm

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Do you, or someone you know frequently suffer from: Stress?  No-to-low energy?  Headaches?  Poor Sleep?  Frequent Aches & Pains?  Moodiness?  Poor digestion?  Lack of focus?  Prone to colds and/or flu?

Join Essential Oil Educator & Registered Dietitian, Emily Solimine, for this fun & informative, hand-on workshop.  We’ll explore ways to minimize your symptoms by addressing the root cause using Natural & Effective Plant-Based approaches safe for the ENTIRE family!

All who attend will receive a FREE gift & be entered in our Grand Prize Raffle!

Thursday, June 22nd, from 6:30pm-7:15pm, at Chamomille Natural Foods, 58 Newtown Rd, Danbury, CT 06810.

Can’t attend, but would love to know more?

Call Emily for your free consultation @ 203-885-3918

Coffee Reduces Mortality Risk from Liver Cirrhosis

Nutrition Industry Executive Magazine, May 2014.

New research reveals that consuming two or more cups of coffee each day  reduces the risk of death from liver cirrhosis by 66 percent, specifically cirrhosis caused by non-viral hepatitis.  Findings in the journal Hepatology show that tea, fruit juice and soft drink consumption are not linked to cirrhosis mortality risk.  As with previous studies heavy alcohol use was found to increase risk of death from cirrhosis.

“Prior evidence suggests that coffee may reduce liver damage in patients with chronic liver disease,” said lead researcher, Dr. Woon-Puay Koh with Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore and the National University of Singapore.  “Our study examined the effects of consuming coffee, alcohol, black tea, green tea and soft drinks on risk of mortality from cirrhosis.”

This prospective population-based study, known as The Singapore Chinese Health Study, recruited 63,275 Chinese subjects between the ages of 45 and 74 living in Singapore.  Participants provided information on diet, lifestyle choices, and medical history during in-person interviews conducted between 1993 and 1998.  Patients were followed for an average of nearly 15 years, during which time there were 14,928 deaths (24 percent); 114 of them died from liver cirrhosis.  The mean age of death was 67 years.

Findings indicate that those who drank at least 20 g of ethanol daily had a greater risk of cirrhosis mortality compared to non-drinker.  In contrast, coffee intake was associated with a lower risk of death from cirrhosis, specifically for non-viral hepatitis related cirrhosis.  Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) a chronic liver disease related to the metabolic syndrome and more sedentary affluent lifestyle, likely predominates among the non-viral hepatitis related cirrhosis group.  In fact, subjects who drank two or more cups per day had a 66 percent reduction in mortality risk, compared to non-daily coffee drinkers.  However, coffee intake was not associated with viral hepatitis B related cirrhosis mortality.

“Our study is the first to demonstrate a difference between the effects of coffee on non-viral and viral hepatitis related cirrhosis mortality,” said Koh.  “This finding resolves the seemingly conflicting results on the effect of coffee in Western-and Asian-based studies of death from liver cirrhosis.  Our finding suggests that while the benefit of coffee may be less apparent in the Asian population where chronic viral hepatitis B predominates currently, this is expected to change as the incidence of non-viral hepatitis related cirrhosis is expected to increase in these regions, accompanying the increasing affluence and westernizing lifestyles amongst their younger populations.”  For more information, visit http://www.wiley.com.

Join us tomorrow, April 21 for our Earth Day Celebration!

Please join us this Friday, April 21st

In Celebration of EARTH DAY

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Bees are an integral part of agriculture and the propagation of most herbs and plants in the wild as well.  Bee colonies are collapsing and scientists have found many causes, including pesticide use, cell towers, and other parasites and pathogens invading their hives.  This report details how organic farming helps contribute to the survival of nature’s best pollinators, the bees:  https://www.organic-center.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/The-Role-of-Organic-in-Supporting-Pollinator-Health.pdf

In honor of our hardest working pollinators, receive 10% off of all things BEE related!

SALE ITEMS INCLUDE:
Jars of Honey (includes local & Manuka honey)
Bee Propolis, Royal Jelly & Bee Pollen Supplements
Wally’s Beeswax
Ear Candles
Burt’s Bees, Honey Girl, & Savannah Bee skin care
ALL Beeswax Candles

Receive an additional 10% off on all “B” vitamins!
Sale includes a free jar of honey with B vitamin purchase, while supplies last.  Gift supply is limited, so shop early!

SKIN CARE DEMOS:
Savannah Bee & Honey Girl

Bees & Trees Manuka Sampling

10% off select Produce all day

Green Tea Boosts the Brain, Study Says

Nutrition Industry Executive, May 2014.

Green tea is said to have many putative positive effects on health.  Now, researchers at the University of Basel (Switzerland) are reporting first evidence that green tea extract enhances the cognitive functions, in particular the working memory.  The Swiss findings suggest promising clinical implications for the treatment of cognitive impairments in psychiatric disorders such as dementia.  The results have been published in the academic journal Psychopharmacology.

In the past, the main ingredients of green tea have been thoroughly studied in cancer research.  Recently, scientists have also been inquiring into the beverage’s positive impact on the human brain.  Different studies were able to link green tea to beneficial effects on cognitive performance.  However, the neural mechanisms underlying this cognitive enhancing effect of green tea remained unknown.

In a new study, the research teams of Professor Christoph Beglinger from the University Hospital of Basel and Professor Stefan Borgwardt from the Psychiatric University Clinics, found that green tea extract increases the brain’s effective connectivity, meaning the causal influence that one brain area exerts over another.  This effect on connectivity also led to improvement in actual cognitive performance: Subjects tested significantly better for working memory tasks after the admission of green tea extract.

For the study, healthy male volunteers received a soft drink containing several grams of green tea extract before they solved working memory tasks.  The scientists then analyzed how this affected the brain activity of the men using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).  The MRI showed increased connectivity between the parietal and the frontal cortex of the brain.  These neuronal findings correlated positively with improvements in task performance of the participants.  “Our findings suggest that green tea might increase the short-term synaptic plasticity of the brain,” said Borgwardt.

The research results suggest promising clinical implications: Modeling effective connectivity among frontal and parietal brain regions during working memory processing might help to assess the efficacy of green tea for the treatment of cognitive impairments in neuropsychiatric disorders such as dementia.