PCC Sound Consumer June 2005 | PCC Natural Markets

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June 2005

Image of woman eating donut, cover artwork for June 2005 Sound Consumer

Kick the sugar craving

Strategies for health

Research shows that sugar contributes to as much illness and suffering as other legal addictions, but suffers none of their social ostracism. Smokers huddle outside. Alcoholics have their own support groups. Sugar addicts ... well, someone at the office is always bringing them sugary treats.


Embattled farmers: 1776 and 2005

by Jody Aliesan, Founder, PCC Farmland Fund

As Independence Day approaches, remember the farmers who won it for us. American farmers in the English colonies were expected to produce for the colonizers. They endured low prices, inadequate credit, high taxes, large debts and the dumping of excess English foodstuffs on their local market ...


Natural repellents — A better choice to keep the bugs away

by Karen McGeorge Sanders

Your breath attracts them. Unfortunately. “They” are mosquitoes. Like other insects, such as hornets, black flies, ticks, gnats and fleas, they’re part of the ecosystem. They’re an important food source for frogs, fish and birds, but annoying to humans and they can spread disease.

The crew from left to right (front row): Charlotte Hardie with Clifford, Marla Weiner, Macy Mullican. (Back row): Sam Comfort, Todd Hardie, Tim McFarline.

Honey Gardens Apiaries

Sustainability profile

Almost 40 percent of the food we eat is pollinated by insects — mostly by honeybees. Bee populations, however, have been in decline for years worldwide, weakened by a degraded environment that makes them vulnerable to mites and viruses.

Keith McGahey, D.C.

Help for headaches

Health & Wellness

One of the most common ailments encountered by doctors is headache. More than 40 million people in this country suffer from severe headaches, according to the Center for Disease Control, and the number is increasing steadily.