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Hy-Vee
(319) 753-1616
3140 Agency St
Burlington, IA
Store Hours
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Walmart Supercenter
(319) 753-6526
324 West Agency Road
West Burlington, IA
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am -Sat:8:00 am -Sun:8:00 am -
Pharmacy #
(319) 753-2269
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Fareway
(319) 758-6740
920 Lawrence St
Burlington, IA

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Aldi
1534 South Gilbert Street
Iowa City, IA
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Walmart
(641) 437-7181
1101 North 18Th Street
Centerville, IA
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am -Sat:8:00 am -Sun:8:00 am -
Pharmacy #
(641) 437-7185
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Sunday: Closed

Target
(319) 752-2023
525 S Gear Ave
West Burlington, IA
Store Hours
M-Fr: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.Sa: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.Su: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

Hy-Vee
(641) 664-2975
301 W. Jefferson Street
Bloomfield, IA
Store Hours
Open 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sunday.

Sonny's Super Market
(319) 837-6126
327 5th St
West Point, IA

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Sam'S Club
(712) 233-3133
4201 So. York St.
Sioux City, IA
 
Cub Foods Iowa City
(319) 339-8809
855 Hwy One W
Iowa City, IA
 
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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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