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Mary says ...
Mid 50's here & just had a health wake up call! I know a few basics of healthy eating but I have begun investing myself in learning a great deal more about natural foods. A trip to Whole Foods is a super fun adventure to me. Unrefined foods really DO taste better!!!
10/10/2011 12:16:13 PM CDT
Susan Holgerson says ...
I just started eating healthy at 50 yrs., old. I was a junk food addict all of my life. I never had a weight problem and recently started packing on some pounds after eating lots of bad foods. After seeing a picture of me this past summer I did not like what I saw and decided it's never too late to start being healthy. I started eating fresh fruits and vegetables, different sources of protein, all whole wheat breads/products, low fat cheeses, etc. I cut out cakes, cookies, potato chips/dip, and many more foods that were no good for me. I drink about 6-8 bottles of H20 a day. After 2 months, my Cholesterol went from 200 down to 155 which is so good. (That was without excercise too.) I am loving eating healthy and would love to have a chance at winning the health pantry. There are still many things I need to learn on spices and other forms of healthy ways of eating and living.
10/05/2011 10:35:33 PM CDT
Diane K. says ...
I was searaching the web for the location of the nearest Whole Foods store and unfortunately it is a bit farther to drive than I had hoped. But...I WILL make the drive on a regular basis anyway because I have recently decided to take charge of my health issues by changing what I eat. It seems that I have cancer. It is overwhelming to deal with all the fears and questions that come with that diagnosis...But after you "wrap your head around it"...you decide to do whatever it takes to fight the disease. I have determined to change what I put into my body in order to help my body's immune system fight the cancer better. I really knew I was on the right track after watching the video "Forks Over Knives". Major changes are going to be taking place in our house...and their all good.
01/20/2012 12:33:11 AM CST
Gwendolyn Green says ...
I changed my eating habits March 2011,because a dear friend with diabetes is having serious problems and diabetes is in my family's DNA. In November 2011 the macular degeneration condition I have, progress and is a threat to my eyesight. These two situations requires healthy eating habits. I live in an area without a Whole Foods Market, therefore I drive 70 miles to shop at the Whole Foods Market. I am required to eat Swiss Chard, Kale and other green leafy vegetables which is difficult to locate in my hometown.I enjoy shopping at the Whole Foods Market and eating the prepared foods.I get great ideas for food preparations.
12/28/2011 7:11:28 AM CST
Gary L says ...
where does one buy natto?
09/16/2011 11:20:09 AM CDT
janejohnson says ...
@Gary Since one of our core values is to source locally for our products, product offerings differ region to region and store to store. I encourage you to reach out to your community store directly to learn if they offer natto. I've copied the link to search for your store and their contact information below. Happy hunting. :) http://wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/
09/16/2011 4:31:31 PM CDT
Courtney Taylor says ...
I am going to be cutting out gluten from my diet to help with health issues and hopefully get in shape for my upcoming wedding. :-)
12/22/2011 2:22:58 AM CST
Josephine Hendry says ...
I shop at your store weekly and buy the freshest fruits, veggies, meats, sea food, and rolls for my family dinners; also beauty products and anything else that I might need. When the cashier asks "Did you find everything you need?", I reply "absolutely." Staff very friendly and helpful.
01/25/2012 2:32:28 AM CST
PHP Training says ...
Thanks for sharing such a valuable information
12/28/2011 1:03:35 AM CST
Bob Crowe says ...
Got to have black beans, peanut butter, low carb tortillas, and low sodium chicken broth in the pantry.
12/29/2011 8:01:49 AM CST
Barbara S says ...
I keep pasta, diced tomatoes, dark ground turkey breast available. Add in fresh vegetable ie onions, peppers, mushrooms and add zucchini, broccoli and any vegetable i have on hand. This makes a quick healthy stirfry. Add seasonings such as Turmeric, a great ani inflammatory. Great on a large tortilla for next days healthy lunch.
12/29/2011 8:03:44 AM CST
Dennis says ...
Rice, beans, dried pasta, diced tomatoes.
12/29/2011 5:18:16 AM CST
Carol M says ...
Eating more grains, fruits and veggies is my focus for the new year
12/29/2011 6:45:14 AM CST
Lee Harrison says ...
What healthy eating changes do you plan to make in 2011? Where do you find your motivation and inspiration? Our family's health will start with financial health by putting a fixed amount of cash in a mason jar and using that to pay for a smaller, better quality groceries in the 2012. This isn't a punitive system, but rather an opportunity to make fewer, but better choices to support not only financial, but physical health.
12/17/2011 7:39:17 AM CST
Adrienne says ...
We are trying to eat healthier for our son Jacob, who was diagnosed with PKU (Phenylketonuria) at 9 days old. He is now 15 months old and is still transitioning to table foods but it is difficult when he has to eat a certain way, low-protein foods/vegan diet, while the rest of the family are meat eaters. So I'm learning how to feed my family healthier and in a way that we can incorporate more foods that we can all eat as a family. There are many products available at your store that is beneficial to his diet, this opportunity to stock our pantry and to also work with a Healthy Eating Specialist will help our family out tremendously!
10/19/2011 4:57:33 PM CDT
Miranda Richards says ...
For years, I have eaten a "whole food" diet, comprised of home cooked/healthy prepared foods made from fresh, whole foods only. Seems to work for me! Would be great to add to the pantry, of course!
11/12/2011 7:33:45 PM CST
SFO Airport Shuttle says ...
Thanks for sharing such a valuable information
01/04/2012 6:20:44 AM CST
OAK Airport Shuttle says ...
Thanks for sharing such a valuable information.
01/04/2012 6:22:20 AM CST
joan phillips says ...
When I was diagnosed with Lupus in 2007, my doctor immediately wanted to put me on the "traditional" experimental drugs used to treat the symptoms of the autoimmune disease. I refused. After a little research, I changed my diet to all organic, ridding my menu of all starches and sugars, meat and dairy. It was a lesson in discipline but I was advised by my naturopath doctor that if I did it for a year, my good health would return. Whole Foods became my best friend; I bought all my food from Whole Foods for the next year, because I could depend on the quality of organic produce and whole grains. I'm happy to report that today I'm in good health, exercising daily, walking 2-3 miles a few times a week, and still eating all organic. Although the rheumatologist said the drastically lowered numbers of the ANA were "not credible," he cannot argue that I'm doing great! When the rest of my coworkers are sick with whatever bug is going around, I don't get it!! I get on my soapbox with people who complain about poor health. Thank you Whole Foods for providing the best quality organic nutrition!!
01/27/2012 11:15:58 AM CST
Coleen W says ...
I have been going to the cooking and health classes at whole foods this last year, wow, this has really opened my eyes!! thank you! i thought I was eating healthy, but have learned so much about real healthy eating, organics and food/body connection. Now I do understand that food is medicine and I am starting a new career and going back to school for holistic nutrition - thanks to whole foods and their wonderful community classes! I have begun the steps in the health starts here program myself, but this year I am excited to begin with the whole 28 day program and learn more!! Again, thanks to whole foods this is possible. I will continue to get healthier and educate others. Please pick me - I am a student now!
12/27/2011 8:58:06 AM CST
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11/12/2011 3:50:09 PM CST
Mary Byrd says ...
My goal is to eat healthier this year and years to come. I found out that I have High Blood Pressure at 47, that's not good. I plan to be here to see my grand kids grow up and great grands which I don't have yet. Thank God, but I am walking, drinking water, and trying to eat more grains and fruits. Being on a budget, healthy food is expensive so this would really help me out and the advise would be great. I will not go on blood pressure pills, I'll just take the water pills for now. Pill free is my goal to may side affects in medicine. Looking forward to getting the certificate.
11/14/2011 4:26:05 PM CST
Glenda says ...
I am a diabetic and need help in getting it better under control
11/30/2011 12:39:03 AM CST
Abby says ...
Just had my second knee surgery...only 14. ive gained weight. i really want to be healthy again and get back in shape to play soccer!!! Help!
11/30/2011 4:44:37 PM CST
Michael Croup says ...
I am a diabetic who desperately needs to lose weight and who has endured a triple bypass and who knows that I will not see my great-granddaughter grow up if he doesn't make some real changes in his diet. I have read Dr. Fuhrman's Eat to Live and I am going to try to follow the sage advice from his book. It is my goal to be able to negate the need for the meds that I am currently taking. I am tired of the chest pains, shortness of breath and being fearful of the conditions I currently endure. I have shopped at Whole Foods in the past and I know I can trust the product that I purchase there to assist me down the road to health.
12/30/2011 5:50:18 PM CST

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