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Safeway
(808) 524-4554
680 Iwilei Road
Honolulu, HI
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Safeway
(808) 592-6499
1121 S Beretania St
Honolulu, HI
Services / Departments
Deli,floral,meat,pharmacy,produce
Store Hours
24 hours
Pharmacy #
808-592-6481
Pharmacy Hours
Mon-Fri 9:00AM-8:00PM;Sat-Sun 9:00AM-6:00PM

Costco
(808) 526-6103
525 Alakawa Street
Iwilei (Oahu), HI
 
Safeway
(808) 733-2600
900 Kapahulu Avenue
Honolulu, HI
Services / Departments
Bakery,Deli,floral,meat,pharmacy,produce,starbucks,Sushi bar,Olive bar,wi-fi,First Hawaiian Bank
Store Hours
24 hours
Pharmacy Hours
Mon-Fri 9:00AM-8:00PM;Sat-Sun 9:00AM-5:30PM

Safeway
(808) 831-6100
848 Ala Lilikoi St
Honolulu, HI
Services / Departments
Deli,floral,meat,produce
Store Hours
24 hours

Safeway
(808) 566-6811
1360 Pali Hwy
Honolulu, HI
Services / Departments
Deli,floral,meat,produce,Coinmaster
Store Hours
24 hours

Walmart
(808) 955-8441
700 Keeaumoku Street
Honolulu, HI
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:Sat:9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sun:10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Pharmacy #
(808) 955-8611
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Safeway
(808) 988-2058
2855 E Manoa Rd
Honolulu, HI
Services / Departments
Bakery,Deli,floral,meat,produce
Store Hours
24 hours

Whole Foods Market
(808) 738-0820
4211 Wai'Alae Avenueste 2000
Honolulu, HI
 
Target
(808) 441-3118
4380 Lawehana St
Honolulu, HI
Store Hours
M-Fr: 8:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.Sa: 8:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.Su: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.

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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