May is National Celiac Awareness Month
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
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Celiac Awareness Month
Happy Celiac Awareness Month! Celiac disease and gluten-free living has become extremely prevalent in the national health dialogue. A lot of that discussion has surrounded the question of what celiac disease and gluten are and how wheat plays a role in all of this. Here at Ever'man, we have a lot of products which help to make the transition to gluten-free living easier and want our shoppers to feel empowered even though they may feel like they have to "live without." So, we thought it would be a good idea to demystify the path to a gluten-free in honor of Celiac Awareness Month!
First off, what is Celiac Disease? Celiac disease is an autoimmune digestive disease that damages the villi (think of tiny little hairs or fingers) of the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food. This response is triggered by consumption of the protein called gluten, which is found in wheat, barley and rye. When people with celiac disease eat foods containing gluten, their immune system responds by damaging the finger-like villi of the small intestine. When the villi become damaged, the body is unable to absorb nutrients into the bloodstream, which can lead to malnourishment. Left untreated, people with celiac disease can develop further complications such as other autoimmune diseases, osteoporosis, thyroid disease and cancer.
One out of every 133 Americans has celiac disease, equivalent to nearly 1% of the U.S. population. However, 95% of people with celiac disease remain undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. This means that up to three million Americans have celiac disease and only about 200,000 know they have the condition. Celiac disease is a genetic disorder, meaning that it passes from parent to child via DNA. In some cases, stressful events such as pregnancy, surgery, infection, or severe emotional distress can trigger the onset
of the disease.
There are no pharmaceutical treatments available to celiac, which may have perpetuated the mystery surrounding the disease. The only treatment available for those who suffer from gluten-intolerance is to employ a gluten-free diet. This seemingly limited solution may have also prompted some of the uncertainty surrounding gluten-free living, after all wheat is everywhere! At least, everywhere we want to eat. From pizza, sandwiches and soups to cookies, cakes and chips most of us like to indulge and telling yourself No, you cant eat that is hard. Thankfully there are many guides and alternatives to gluten-free eating including wheat flour alternatives, gluten free breads and tortillas and more. Have a look at a few weve collected here:
Websites these websites have a wealth of information and tips on Celiac Disease and a gluten-free life:
The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness website - http://www.celiaccentral.org/
Delicious Living Magazines Guide - http://deliciousliving.com/gluten-free/guide-gluten-free-living-0
Co+op Kitchen Series - http://strongertogether.coop/food-lifestyle/cooking/wheat-free-baking/
Group Meetings- Everman hosts a Celiac Support Group every other month. Check the Events section of the website to find out when the next scheduled meeting is being held.
Look for Gluten-free products by reading the labels. A lot of times, gluten-free items will say Gluten-free or GF on the front of the product in plain sight or on one of the bottom corners. Just as frequently, the gluten-free label is on the back of the product somewhere. Bottom-line: You are going to have to read labels and do a bit of light research. We try to make it a bit easier by also marking items with gluten-free stickers on the shelf next to the items price tag. As always, feel free to ask an employee any questions you might have while shopping. Though some of us may or may not be living gluten free, we enjoy a lot of the products on the shelves you may be curious about.
-Sam in Marketing & Member Services Department
Here is Tomorrow
Friday, December 23, 2011
The Cooperative Movement's first sound motion picture via Food For Change.
Ever'man donated money to help the folks at Food For Change realize their film making goals.
"Food For Change is a feature-length documentary film about food co-ops and the history of the cooperative movement in America. The goal of the film is to raise awareness nationally about the cooperative economic model, promote cross-sector cooperative collaboration, and provide cooperative education to co-op members, college students and the general public. The movie focuses on consumer food co-ops to tell the larger story of cooperatives - their role in American history and their current efforts to create local food systems.
The project began when award-winning filmmaker and co-op member Steve Alves was asked to make a film for the Franklin Community Co-op. Alves uncovered many historical films and stories about the increase of cooperatives following the stock market crash of 1929 and throughout the Great Depression achievements which were later thwarted when consumerism and the cold war prevailed as dominant economic and social forces. Food co-ops re-emerged from the tumultuous events of the 1960s as an alternative to factory farms and corporate grocery chains. "
More Information: Watch "Here is Tomorrow" on the Food For Change Website
Farm Friends November Newsletter
Monday, November 21, 2011
Organic Valley's November Newsletter is full of great holiday food solutions, new exciting recipes and tips on negotiating a table of diverse diets. Also, Organic Valley and Stonyfield Organic have teamed up for the Celebrate with Organic contest giveaway where you can enter to win a year's worth of Stonyfield or Organic Valley dairy products. For every entry, they will donate $.20 to Wholesome Wave
More Information: Farm Friends November
Rodale Institute Completes 30-Year Study on Organic/Conventional Farming
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Organic farming: the economical choice. Organic farming uses less energy and has produced twice the yield of traditional agriculture. Read this great report on organic farming.
More Information: Rodale Institute -- The First 30 Years
Moving Planet Pensacola
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
This past Saturday, September 24th, Ever'man hosted the Moving Planet event in our Green Space.
50 bikes, including Mayor Ashton Hayward and his family, took to Pensacola's downtown streets this past Saturday for (a very successful) Moving Planet. Thanks to everyone who came out to help raise climate consciousness and sustainability efforts in our city! Check out our photos from the event and then go to the Moving Planet website to see the world in action : http://www.moving-planet.org/
Moving Planet Pensacola
Monday, August 29, 2011
On September 24th in hundreds of communities across the country and around the world, people on bicycles and on foot, in trains and kayaks, will gather at rallies to mark a major new effort to demonstrate one essential truth:
We need to move beyond fossil fuels if we are to create a sustainable future.
Are you ready to become part of the future? At 9am on Saturday, September 24th, people on bicycles will gather at Everman Natural Foods, 315 W. Garden Street, in Pensacola. Well enjoy a five-loop through the downtown area, with particular attention to some of the more sustainable destinations easily reachable without a car (such as the weekly Palafox Market). It will be a fun and easy ride suitable for people of all ages and abilities. Then its back to the Green Space at Everman for a rally and celebration of the bicycle.
Download More Information: MovingPlanetPensacola_sml_poster.pdf
More Information: http://movingplanetpensacola.org/
GMOs LINKED TO ORGAN DISRUPTION IN 19 STUDIES
Monday, June 13, 2011
A new paper shows that consuming genetically modified (GM) corn or soybeans leads to significant organ disruptions in rats and mice, particularly in livers and kidneys. By reviewing data from 19 animal studies, Professor Gilles-Eric Séralini and others reveal that 9% of the measured parameters, including blood and urine biochemistry, organ weights, and microscopic analysis (histopathology), were significantly disrupted in the GM-fed animals.
Click below to read entire article.
More Information: Learn more about GMO studies here
JAPAN'S NUCLEAR CRISIS AND EVER'MAN FOOD SAFETY
Monday, June 13, 2011
In response to inquiries from our customers on the topic of foods imported from Japan, United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) has reached out to suppliers for information on their specific products and plans. To read more about Ever'man's suppliers' food safety and policies, click on the link below.
More Information: Japan's Food Crisis and supplier food safety
MAY 2ND - 8TH IS HEMP HISTORY WEEK
Thursday, April 21, 2011
The Hemp industry is sponsoring a national, grass-roots public education campaign effort to resume hemp farming in the U.S.
Hemp, once grown by our founding fathers was last planted in this country in the late 1950's. Consumer demand has risen to over an estimated $400 million, however, U.S. farmers are prohibited from growing hemp; so we currently import hemp from other countries.
Click below to read more about Hemp history week.
Also, you can visit truthabouthemp.org to learn even more about hemp.
More Information: Learn about Hemp History Week
FARMERS & SEED PRODUCERS LAUNCH PREEMPTIVE STRIKE AGAINST MONSANTO
Friday, April 01, 2011
Lawsuit Filed To Protect Themselves from Unfair Patent Enforcement on Genetically Modified Seed
Action Would Prohibit Biotechnology Giant from Suing Organic Farmers and Seed Growers If Innocently Contaminated by Roundup Ready Genes.
More Information: Click here to read complete article
PEACE CEREAL GIVES BACK
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Peace Cereal Gives Back
The National Park Foundation is the designated charity this spring in the Peace Cereal Giving Back program. For every Peace Cereal item sold between April 1st and June 30th, NPF will receive a contribution. Peace Cereal will donate a minimum of $7,500 to the National Park Foundation. As we head into National Park Week next month, Peace Cereal is offering you a chance to win too! Enter the National Park Sweepstakes from March 21st to April 20th and you could win one of several great prizes including a trip to a national park of your choice, gift cards to a sporting goods retailer, or a national park gift pack. All you have to do is submit your email address at www.peacecereal.com/npsweepstakes.
More Information: Visit Peace Cereal's Website
SENATE APPROVES BILL - FDA MUST REVAMP FOOD SAFETY
Thursday, December 09, 2010
In what would be the biggest overhaul of the nation's food safety laws in seven decades, the Senate on Tuesday approved a raft of regulations that would require food manufacturers and farmers to use scientific techniques to prevent contaminated food - a shift aimed at stopping the waves of foodborne illnesses that have shaken consumer confidence in the safety of the food supply. Click below to read full article.
More Information: Washington Post: Senate Approvals Bill
MALE FISH NOW EXHIBITING FEMALE TRAITS DUE TO TOXIC CHEMICALS & PHARMA RUNOFF
Monday, September 13, 2010
Natural News reports, "More than 80 percent of male bass in the Potomac River on the U.S. Atlantic coast are producing eggs or showing other female traits, the nonprofit Potomac Conservancy has warned, in a call for more research into the causes of intersex fish."
More Information: Click here to read full article
Silk® SOYMILK ANNOUNCES ENROLLMENT IN THE NON-GMO PROJECTS Product VERIFICATION PROGRAM
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Broomfield, Colo. (August 18, 2010) Silk® Soymilk, the leading soymilk brand in the U.S., today announced it has enrolled in the Non-GMO Projects Product Verification Program. The Non-GMO Project, launched in 2008, is a non-profit collaboration of manufacturers, retailers, distributors, farmers, seed companies and consumers dedicated to the shared mission of ensuring the sustained availability of non-GMO food and beverage choices. Since the brands inception in 1996, Silk has been committed to providing non-GMO plant-based protein beverages. GMOs (or genetically modified organisms) are organisms that have been created through the gene-splicing techniques of biotechnology (also called genetic engineering, or GE).
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More Information: Silk Soy Milk
NATIONAL MAGAZINE RATES PENSACOLA'S TAP WATER
Thursday, July 01, 2010
Pensacola's poor water quality is once again in a national publication. Open the link below to read an article published in the July edition of Women's Health magazine. The article explains the harmful additives found in tap water, more importantly, it points out cities with the best and worst tap water. Unfortunately, Pensacola is ranked number one in the country.
EATING PROCESSED MEATS, BUT NOT UNPROCESSED RED MEATS, MAY RAISE RISK OF HEART DISEASE AND DIABETES
Thursday, June 03, 2010
A new study found that individuals who ate processed meats may be increasing their risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes. The researches, however, did not find the same results in those who ate unprocessed meats which included red meats, lamb, beef and pork.
More Information: Click here to read full article
OIL SPILL NEWS: LOOKING AT THE BIG PICTURE
Tuesday, June 01, 2010
While we're all upset about the Gulf oil spill, it really shouldn't come as a big surprise. For many years our built environment has been designed in ways that maximize our use of fossil fuelslarger, inefficient homes and buildings, and communities where we have to drive a car to meet nearly all of our daily needs. Read full article below.
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STUDY SHOWS NO BENEFITS OF ORGANICS, BUT FAILS TO DISCLOSE LINK TO MONSANTO
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
A recent study from the UK questions the validity of the health benefits of organics. The study's research however, was funded by Monsanto. Read the full story below.
More Information: Read the full article on www.naturalfoodnet.com
NEW ALARM BELLS ABOUT CHEMICALS IN CANCER
Monday, May 10, 2010
New York Times columnist Nicholas D. Kristof reports on a study by the Presidents Cancer Panel, warning that lax regulations may negatively affect our health.
More Information: Read the full article on www.nytimes.com
SPEAK OUT FOR HEALTHY FOODS IN SCHOOL!
Friday, March 26, 2010
Support legislation to help schools serve healthier food!
Childhood obesity and diabetes are at epidemic levels in our country. At Organic Valley, we promote the benefits of delicious, healthy eating, but realize that some children have little access to the nutritious foods that they need.
You can make a difference in the lives of more than 31 million children by helping schools serve healthier food. The National School Lunch program is a big part of the solution. Ask Congress to pass a strong Child Nutrition Act.
Right now, legislators are considering changes that will enable more schools to buy food from local farmers, cook fresh meals, teach healthy eating, and plant school gardens. This is an enormous opportunity for families and for farmers. Slow Food USA's Time for Lunch campaign website makes it easy for you to email your legislators.
Helping more schools serve healthy, local food would be a major step forward towards a future where everyone can enjoy food that's good for us, good for the planet and good for the farmers who produce it.
The Senate Agriculture Committee will begin marking up the bill this Wednesday, March 24, so your timely comments make a difference. Please take a moment to speak out at Slow Food USA's Time for Lunch. Then, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you took action.
Thanks for all you do!
The Farmers and Staff of Organic Valley
More Information: Ask Congress/Slow Food USA's Time For Lunch
PROTECT YOUR HEALTH CARE RIGHTS! DSHEA TARGETED
Friday, March 26, 2010
Our right to take supplements is under attack, and yet again the target is our stronghold of health freedom: the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA). As we know, there has been a well-established pattern of attempting to weaken DSHEA with amendments and modifications.
This bill, the Dietary Supplement Safety Act of 2010, would impose new requirements on supplement makers. These rules would needlessly complicate the production of natural supplements, making it harder for manufacturers to focus on innovation and quality.
In a worst-case scenario, this all-encompassing adverse event reporting amendment might even ultimately revoke our right to take supplements altogether.
Click link below to read entire article.
More Information: Nutritional Health Alliance