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Food Lion
(864) 582-4019
95 Garner Road
Spartanburg, SC
Customer Rating
Customer Rating

Customer Review
Company Rating (on scale of 1 to 5) = 2.5(1 person reviewed)
  • Helpfulness of Staff 2
  • Cleanliness 4
  • Store Layout 3
  • Quality of Items 2
  • Checkout 2


Walmart Supercenter
(864) 814-2889
4000 Hwy #9
Boiling Springs, SC
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sun:8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Pharmacy #
(864) 814-6262
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Food Lion
(864) 582-4019
95 Garner Rd.
Spartanburg, SC
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 7 AM - 11 PM

Food Lion
(864) 473-1480
11295 Asheville Hwy.
Inman, SC
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 7 AM - 11 PM

Ingles Markets
(864) 576-5321
004 Greenville Hwy.
Spartanburg, SC
Services / Departments
Bakery, Deli, Floral
Store Hours
Open 24 Hours

Walmart
(864) 487-3769
165 Walton Dr
Gaffney, SC
Customer Rating
Customer Rating

Customer Review
Company Rating (on scale of 1 to 5) = 3(1 person reviewed)
  • Helpfulness of Staff 3
  • Cleanliness 4
  • Store Layout 4
  • Quality of Items 4
  • Checkout 1


Ingles Markets
(864) 578-8832
120 Boiling Springs Rd.
Spartanburg, SC
Services / Departments
Bakery, Deli, Floral
Store Hours
Open 24 Hours

Ingles Markets
(864) 573-8895
375 Chesnee Hwy.
Spartanburg, SC
Services / Departments
Bakery, Deli, Floral
Store Hours
7:00am to 10:00pm

Ingles Markets
(864) 814-3093
600 Hwy 9
Inman, SC
Services / Departments
Bakery, Deli, Floral
Store Hours
Open 24 Hours

Costco
(864) 515-4940
211 W Blackstock Rd
Spartanburg, SC
 

Goji Berry: Salvation or Silliness?

Goji Berry: Salvation or Silliness?

Goji Berry: Salvation or Silliness? Dr. Gary Huber : Head Medical Ego
Goji Berry: Salvation or Silliness?

The goji berry has attained a degree of name recognition that rivals Mohammed Ali. Everyone has heard of it yet few can say why it is so popular. It’s popular because it contains “magic”. Yes I’m being a bit silly here but my point is simple, we tend to hear that a particular food has “amazing health benefits” and without even exploring whether it is myth or miracle we just pay the price and hope for the best.

The goji berry has long held a role in traditional Chinese medicine where they have been consumed raw, made into tinctures, or brewed into a tea. The goji has been used to treat ailments related to the liver, lung, kidney, eye, and immune system. It does in fact contain an impressive list of nutrients and is rated as one of the world’s richest source of antioxidants, as well as one of the richest sources of vitamin C. It contains an impressive list of bioactive compounds such as beta-sitoserol which is an anti-inflammatory, betaine which converts to choline in the liver and promotes a calm mood and good memory, and cyperone which is a compound reported to aid blood pressure control.

Goji is loaded with good vitamin content, 21 different minerals, all 8 essential amino acids, and a rich source of carotenoids. So let’s all run the health food store and load up right now!

Well, you might take that approach and no one could fault you. But here is my general concern regarding the consumption of goji: Are there any fresh goji berry farms in your neighborhood? Goji is traditionally grown in China, Himalayas, Tibet and Mongolia. I can’t recall what the USA’s trade agreement with Mongolia is but I question the freshness factor. All too often when a particular nutrient or food reaches critical mass in terms of name recognition we have seen some entities, of less than sterling reputation, take advantage of this fact to turn a quick buck.

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