PCC Sound Consumer January 2004 | PCC Natural Markets

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January 2004

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Food & mood

by Karen McGeorge Sanders

"A common New Year's resolution is to eat better to lose weight. Here's a look at how food choices affect us — beyond the numbers on the scale." Article includes information about brain chemicals, foods high in key amino acids, recipe for Tempeh Spaghetti Sauce, and more.

Looking back, looking ahead

With the start of a new year, it's fun to look back on 2003 and remember some of the highlights that occurred at PCC. It's also a good opportunity to get a sneak peak at a few key milestones ahead in 2004.

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Sustainability profile — Pacific Foods: A Northwest promise of freshness

by Alicia Lundquist Guy

When a lack of foresight leaves me with a scant half an hour before dinner and no homemade soup stock in sight, an almost made-from-scratch soup is much better than no soup at all. It's at these times that I'm thankful for convenience foods such as Pacific Foods Organic Free-Range Chicken Broth.

Bart Walton, M.Ac., L.Ac.

Treating insomnia

by Bart Walton, M.Ac., L.Ac.

There are many possible reasons for insomnia. Stress, emotional upset, indigestion, pain, dysfunction of the organs, hormonal imbalance, internal heat, toxicity or any combination of these can disrupt our sleep ... But in all these cases, the one common factor is that insomniacs experience too much activity in the brain at night ...

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Resolve to help save farmland in 2004

by Jody Aliesan, Director, PCC Farmland Fund

This month's article includes: Donation from a "real estate agent with a conscience" Michael Gross, Shipley Fields update, Community reading of In Praise of Fertile Land, and the donor roster for November 1 – 30, 2003.