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Aldi
(630) 879-8100
3140 Washington Boulevard
Baltimore, MD
Customer Rating
Customer Rating

Customer Review
Company Rating (on scale of 1 to 5) = 3.5(1 person reviewed)
  • Helpfulness of Staff 3
  • Cleanliness 4
  • Store Layout 3
  • Quality of Items 4
  • Checkout 3


Giant
(410) 531-3752
6480 Freetown Rd. Hickory Ridge Village
Columbia, MD
Store Hours
Mon:6:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
Tue:6:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
Wed:6:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
Thu:6:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
Fri:6:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
Sat:6:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
Sun:6:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.

BJ's
(410) 312-2700
9011 Snowden River Pkwy.
Columbia, MD
Services / Departments
Bakery, BJ's Optical Department(R), Delicatessen, Rotisserie Chicken, Tire Center, Verizon Wireless Kiosk
Store Hours
Mon. - Sat.: 9 A.M. - 10 P.M.Sun.: 9 A.M. - 8 P.M.

Giant
(443) 364-5180
8805 Centre Park Drive Palace
Columbia, MD
Store Hours
Mon:6:00 a.m.-Midnight Tue:6:00 a.m.-Midnight Wed:6:00 a.m.-Midnight Thu:6:00 a.m.-Midnight Fri:6:00 a.m.-Midnight Sat:6:00 a.m.-Midnight Sun:6:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.

Safeway
(301) 596-5858
8775 Cloudleap Ct.
Columbia, MD
Services / Departments
Bakery,Deli,floral,meat,pharmacy,produce,seafood,Coinmaster
Store Hours
5 AM - Midnight
Pharmacy #
301-596-4857
Pharmacy Hours
Mon-Fri 9:00AM-9:00PM;Sat 9:00AM-7:00PM;Sun 10:00AM-4:00PM

Giant
(410) 377-2673
6340-50 York Road
Baltimore, MD
Customer Rating
Customer Rating

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


Safeway
(410) 740-4501
5485 Harpers Farm Rd
Columbia, MD
Services / Departments
Bakery,Deli,floral,meat,pharmacy,produce,seafood,starbucks, DVDPlay Kiosk,Coinmaster,wi-fi
Store Hours
5 AM - Midnight
Pharmacy #
410-740-4369
Pharmacy Hours
Mon-Fri 9:00AM-9:00PM;Sat 9:00AM-7:00PM;Sun 10:00AM-4:00PM

Walmart
(410) 740-2448
6405 Dobbin Road
Columbia, MD
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 #
(410) 740-8554
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Harris Teeter
(410) 290-5902
8620 Guilford Rd
Columbia, MD
Store Hours
Open 24 hrs
Pharmacy #
(410) 290-6751
Pharmacy Hours
9am-9pm Mon-Fri

Food Lion
(410) 715-1260
5896 Robert Oliver Place
Columbia, MD
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 8 AM - 10 PM

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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