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Hannaford Supermarket & Pharmacy
(207) 784-0721
692 Sabattus Street
Lewiston, ME
Store Hours
Monday 6am - 11pm
Tuesday 6am - 11pm
Wednesday 6am - 11pm
Thursday 6am - 11pm
Friday 6am - 11pm
Saturday 6am - 11pm
Sunday 7am - 9pm
Pharmacy #
(207) 786-0122
Pharmacy Hours
Mon: 8am - 8pm
Tue: 8am - 8pm
Wed: 8am - 8pm
Thr: 8am - 8pm
Fri: 8am - 8pm
Sat: 8am - 6pm
Sun: 9am - 6pm

BJ's
(207) 753-1300
110 Mt. Auburn Ave.
Auburn, ME
Services / Departments
Bakery, Beer & Wine, BJ's Gas(R), BJ's Optical Department(R), BJ's Propane(TM), Tire Center
Store Hours
Mon. - Sat.: 9 A.M. - 9 P.M.Sun.: 9 A.M. - 7 P.M.

Save-A-Lot
(207) 782-6651
10 E Ave
Lewiston, ME

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Bourque's Market
(207) 782-1385
644 Sabattus St
Lewiston, ME

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Norm's Kwik Stop
(207) 795-0959
53 Broad St
Auburn, ME

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Hannaford Supermarket & Pharmacy
(207) 784-6497
95 Spring Street
Auburn, ME
Store Hours
Monday 6am - 11pm
Tuesday 6am - 11pm
Wednesday 6am - 11pm
Thursday 6am - 11pm
Friday 6am - 11pm
Saturday 6am - 11pm
Sunday 7am - 9pm
Pharmacy #
(207) 783-0661
Pharmacy Hours
Mon: 8am - 8pm
Tue: 8am - 8pm
Wed: 8am - 8pm
Thr: 8am - 8pm
Fri: 8am - 8pm
Sat: 8am - 6pm
Sun: 9am - 6pm

Target
(207) 504-5050
125 Topsham Fair Mall Rd
Topsham, ME
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.

Caswell's Liquidation Ctr
(207) 784-1833
675 Main St
Lewiston, ME

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Shaw's Supermarket
(207) 784-6900
27 East Ave
Lewiston, ME

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Food City
(207) 353-4051
583 Lisbon St Ste 1
Lisbon, ME

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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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