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Lisbon Sentry
(414) 871-1700
7101 West Lisbon Ave
Milwaukee, WI
 
Pick 'N Save Wauwatosa
(414) 475-7181
6950 W. State Street
Wauwatosa, WI
Store Hours
6 AM - 11 PM

Pick 'N Save Milwaukee - 81St/Bluemound
(414) 771-9039
8151 W Bluemound Road
Milwaukee, WI
Store Hours
6 AM - 11 PM

Pick 'N Save Milwaukee - 18Th/National
(414) 389-1090
1818 W. National Ave.
Milwaukee, WI
Store Hours
6 AM - 11 PM

Perkins Place Sentry
(414) 463-7790
7550 West Perkins Place
Milwaukee, WI
 
Pick 'N Save Milwaukee - 35Th/North
(414) 447-8255
2355 N. 35Th Street
Milwaukee, WI
Store Hours
7 AM - 11 PM

State Street Sentry
(414) 259-8560
6700 West State St
Wauwatosa, WI
 
Pick 'N Save Milwaukee - East Pointe
(414) 272-6677
605 East Lyon Street
Milwaukee, WI
Store Hours
6 AM - 11 PM

Metro Market
(414) 273-1928
1123 N. Van Buren Street
Milwaukee, WI
Store Hours
7 AM - 10 PM

Target
(414) 203-0106
1501 Miller Park Way
West Milwaukee, WI
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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