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Safeway
(541) 386-1841
2249 Cascade Ave
Hood River, OR
Services / Departments
Bakery,Deli,floral,meat,pharmacy,produce,seafood,starbucks,Coinmaster,Wells Fargo Bank Branch
Store Hours
5:00 AM-1:00 AM
Pharmacy #
541-386-4636
Pharmacy Hours
Mon-Fri 9:00AM-9:00PM;Sat 9:00AM-6:00PM;Sun 10:00AM-4:00PM

Safeway
(541) 296-9488
520 Mt. Hood St.
The Dalles, OR
Services / Departments
Bakery,Deli,floral,meat,pharmacy,produce,seafood,starbucks,Olive bar,Coinmaster,Columbia River Bank Branch
Store Hours
5:00 AM-1:00 AM
Pharmacy #
541-298-9638
Pharmacy Hours
Mon-Fri 9:00AM-9:00PM;Sat 9:00AM-6:00PM;Sun 10:00AM-4:00PM

Farm Stand In The Gorge
(541) 386-4203
2035 12th St
Hood River, OR

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Mt Hood Country Store
(541) 352-6024
6545 Cooper Spur Rd
Mount Hood Parkdale, OR

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Westgate Market
(541) 296-3110
816 Chenoweth Loop W
The Dalles, OR

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Walmart
(541) 387-2300
2700 Wasco Ave
Hood River, OR
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 #
(541) 387-2333
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Juanita's Market Inc
(541) 386-7778
1401 13th St
Hood River, OR

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Pine Grove Grocery
(541) 386-4632
2375 Highway 35
Hood River, OR

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Eric's Place
(509) 427-4414
1422 Wind River Rd
Carson, WA

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Allen's Food Ctr
(541) 296-6123
516 W 9th St
The Dalles, OR

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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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