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Nuts for Healthy Living 2 Replies

Dan Bricklin, in his Book, Blue Zones notes individuals who live longer eat 2 ounces of nuts each day.  Where do you buy the best nuts in Oak Park?  Where can you get Brazil nuts, one of the…Continue

Started by Historic Oak Park. Last reply by Suzen X Riley Oct 1, 2011.

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Comment by Nick Arestopoulos on January 15, 2015 at 1:46pm

Hi All,
 I figure this is the group to share this with! All first time patients at our clinic will also receive 2 complementary drop-in yoga classes at Yoga Trek.

I would be happy to answer any questions you might have about acupuncture or Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Your friendly neighborhood acupuncturist,

-Nick Arestopoulos, L.Ac.

Comment by Lisa Browdy on March 9, 2012 at 12:08pm

Hey, thank you Rachel!  If you do Facebook, please "like" my health coaching page Health WithInsight ( you will be notified of all my postings. Happy breathing!

Comment by Rachel Benoit on March 9, 2012 at 11:33am

@Lisa - I'm just connecting you to the healthy living blog for the Wednesday Journal - love it!  I just did my morning breathing exercise.

Comment by Rachel Benoit on March 8, 2012 at 7:06pm

That's fantastic, Lisa!  I look forward to meeting you this summer.  I believe Gray Farms is working to convert what was once a conventional farm to officially organic but they have to be established a certain # of years to get certification.  Soon!

Comment by Lisa Browdy on March 8, 2012 at 1:24pm

Gray Farms looks wonderful, Rachel -- we just signed up.  I like how they use sustainable farming practices even though it isn't officially "organic."

Comment by Suzen X Riley on March 7, 2012 at 10:20am

What would a single person do? That is far too many veggies for one person to eat.

Comment by Rachel Benoit on March 7, 2012 at 10:04am
Hi Abby! I found it very worthwhile. We could count on zucchini and kale, sometimes spinach, which we would otherwise be buying every week from Trader Joe's (we use in pasta sauce, casseroles, chili and soup) and then there could be tomatoes, sweet corn, green onions, basil, beans, strawberries, shallots, etc. they also send a heads-up of what they'll be packing 1-2 days out when they harvest - sometimes depending on what's ripe, there are last minute subs. I forgot to mention there is a "swap box" too where you can put your zucchini if you have too much, or grab someone's unwanted basil if you want to make pesto, etc.
Comment by AbbyOP on March 7, 2012 at 8:47am


Thanks for sharing this info Rachel! As somebody who gets overwhelmed by the farmers market, this is exactly the kind of thing I am looking for! What was your experience with the boxes? It says they include 7-9 items each week, did you find that it was a worthwhile amount?

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Comment by Becca on March 6, 2012 at 9:21pm

Thanks, Rachel!

Comment by Rachel Benoit on March 3, 2012 at 10:28am
Last month to sign up for Gray Farms Produce CSA! This is their 2nd year in Oak Park, and pickup site will be near Pleasant & Lombard (my house). A box of deliciousnes 20 weeks this summer/fall for $300. I'm happy to answer any questions or contact Marty/Crystal directly:

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