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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
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
Carrie says ...
I've just started an integrative women's clinic and I must start living what I preach!
01/04/2012 7:36:28 PM CST
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
Mary says ...
After about a year and a half of dealing with new health issues that arent good ones at all, my husband and I are changing our ways. My husband was raised by his grandmother and she was very frugal we need to go back to that. We in this day and in our genaration waste far too much. We grewup thinking throw it away and replace it. That included food. WASTE WASTE WASTE !!!!! We are in day 5 of our quest to stop smoking. YEAH !!! We are going to do it this time. We have to for our health. We want to be here for our greatgrandchildren. Our 3rd is due in April. I want to cut down on waste and cook healthy meals, not to eatout as much. To buy only really what we need not a large amount that wont get eaten or used. I can use all the help I can get on this it is all new to us as we havent lived like this and are trying hard to change our entire life. So in closing if we win it will help us start out on the right foot to a better life and a healthy lifestyle that we all should be living in these times. Thank You so much for the chance to stock our pantry whoever wins.
01/23/2012 4:29:49 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
ck says ...
I have added so many more spices and vegies to my soups - delicious and healthy!
01/25/2012 12:22:30 PM CST
John Engelbert says ...
While we were aware of the need to change our diet for the better, the tipping point came late this fall when my wife was put on an elimination diet to help pinpoint the source of migraine headaches she has dealt with for years. I had lost my job about the same time and began to dedicate myself to studying Diet Solutions/ Beyond Diet (Nutritionist Isabel De Los Rios) and other literature on good nutrition. My wife and I began to embark on our new journey prior to Thanksgiving. While I have begun to lose some of the stubborn weight I have been carrying for years (down 18 lbs to date with a goal of 45 more), my wife has not had the same success and continues to struggle with her headaches. We began to visit Whole Foods in Portland ME. and are so glad to find so many of the recommended foods. I feel so much better, but as our journey toward better health continues we do realize that with my loss of work, budget is also a huge concern. I believe that by virtually eliminating harmful ingredients such as processed sugars, hydrogenated oils and soy (all of which are hidden in oh-so many commercially sold foods) from my diet I now feel and look better, but I also am not spending money on junk foods that graced our cupboards and kitchen. The wholesome foods, organic vegetables and fruits, raw nuts, hormone free/grass fed beef, free rang chickens and eggs and so much more we're eating can be found at WF and that is so refreshing. Furthermore since my bloodsugar is under better control I am far more satiated by good foods, not overeating and therefore not hungry as a lion (as I had been for so long). In the end I think it is economically viable to eat better, have a balanced diet and feel great despite the higher unit price for better foods. I can now only hope I find work soon, because I am now hooked on eating better and will never go back to the former lifestyle. I can only pray my wife's health improves and she can see the results she desires and an end to her headaches.
01/25/2012 1:26:11 PM CST
Judy says ...
I start my day every morning with a hot cup of green tea, I try to drink 3 cups throughout the day. It works miracles with health and weight loss and keeps me healthy
01/25/2012 4:04:26 PM 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
Deirdre Harris says ...
I make the Dr. Oz Green smoothie every day, using spinich, lemon, celery, apple, and mix it with a healthy juice (whatever I have on hand) and add acai, any anything else healthy that I think will make it taste good. Also, I keep fresh fruit around the house to help my children make healthy choices. I try to purchase as much organic as I can afford, at Whole Foods of course. I am trying to educate myself on the superfoods, and eat as many of them as possible with my family. I just subscribed to the Whole Foods newsletters and recipes and look forward to changing my life for better health all around. Thanks Whole Foods for encouraging everyone to life a healthier life. I would love to win the contest as it's been a tough year. Anyway, Thanks Whole Foods!
01/29/2012 3:40:23 PM CST
Crystal Mae says ...
Fresh juice or smoothie with my VitaMix in the morning... organic foods and grass fed beef sparingly... and I do ALL of my shopping at Whole Foods! :-)
01/31/2012 11:32:25 AM CST
Maria Teresa Pauli says ...
We have been with Whole Foods Market since they opened up in the 80's and recommending it to everyone. To improve your health and be healthy the only approach is to eat CERTIFIED ORGANIC, no pesticides at all. No artificial sweeteners, colors, flavors. To follow the guidance of the Health Starts Here program. To change the food pyramid completely. To eat more greens and minimize animal proteins, to eat fruits, to minimize salt and to hydrate yourself by drinking good filtered water. Alkalize your body too. We are working on minimize starches, oil, salt and no sweets at all only from fruits. At night we soak the steel cut oats with cinnamon tea or almond milk for the next morning for breakfast. In the morning we have a cup of organic hybiscus tea, we diced an organic green apple for my husband and another one for me. We add figs and prunes with cinnamon and turmeric powders. Later we put the oats in a blender, we pulverized chia, and sesame seeds, we add this powder to the blender and we have a great nutritious breakfast. Later we have pumpkin seeds, almond nuts and walnuts. We only cook fresh food and later during the day we have an organic green smoothie that we make at home. We follow the ANDI which help us to know which vegetables and fish have the highest nutrient points and that is what we buy. We do not eat pork, read meats, cold cuts and dairy. We buy everything at Whole Foods Market from food, spices, nuts to vitamins, whole body, cleaning products as well. When I enter WFM I feel like at home! Thank you WFM for all these great years.
01/31/2012 3:34:40 PM CST
Nicole says ...
all my life i have never been a meat or flour lover so i ate less of those and more fruits & vegetables. 10 years ago i cut out soda and a lot of juices from my diet. 4 years ago i added probiotics,natural juicer(made in my juicer,)natural skin care products, natural cleaners and only use chicken that is hormone and antibiotic free(I have fibroids)to my regime . it's obvious because of what i cook and use at home is what my children will eat and use. I try getting some things at the local stores but whole foods is the one place i can trust that is giving me good quality products, it is expensive for my budget but it's a sacrifice. I'm always on the go yet am energized daily. from This year i want to find natural ways to get rid of fibroids and cut out meat all together from my diet so i am looking to find some pratical recipes for a busy single mom...
02/03/2012 10:16:31 AM CST
Référencements says ...
I like this post, enjoyed this one thank you for putting up. "No trumpets sound when the important decisions of our life are made. Destiny is made known silently." by Agnes de Mille.
02/08/2012 10:11:45 PM CST
Yana Rasulova says ...
My healthy eating inspiration comes from wanting to know the food I put in my body. When its outside of what I can "simple good foods" such as fruit, veggies, legumes, seeds and nuts (basically when my food gets a label with a list of ingredients) I strive to know what is on that label. I chose simplicity in my strive for healthy eating, as I am more likely to buy products with a list of ingredients I can recognize, pronounce and know something about. In 2013, I want to learn how to cook with and incorporate into my eating plan different kinds of beans, grains and vegetable that I am not very familiar with.
01/22/2013 1:50:49 PM CST

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