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Walmart
(541) 957-8550
2125 N.W. Stewart Parkway
Roseburg, 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) 957-8544
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Winco Foods
(541) 863-3458
325 Industrial Way Rd.
Myrtle Creek, OR
 
Sherm's Thunderbird Market
(541) 673-8525
2553 NW Stewart Pkwy
Roseburg, OR

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Melrose Store
(541) 673-4979
3737 Melrose Rd
Roseburg, OR

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Water Depot
(541) 459-6766
PO Box 7143
Oakland, OR

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Safeway
(541) 957-2540
1539 Nw Stephens
Roseburg, OR
Services / Departments
Bakery,Deli,floral,meat,pharmacy,produce,seafood,starbucks, DVDPlay Kiosk,Coinmaster,wi-fi
Store Hours
5:00 AM-1:00 AM
Pharmacy #
541-957-2548
Pharmacy Hours
Mon-Fri 9:00AM-9:00PM;Sat 9:00AM-6:00PM;Sun 10:00AM-4:00PM

Grocery Outlet
(541) 672-8440
930 W Harvard Ave
Roseburg, OR

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R-Mart
(541) 440-9514
2646 W Harvard Ave
Roseburg, OR

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Tenmile Store
(541) 679-8655
9857 Highway 42
Tenmile, OR

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Safeway
(541) 396-2223
155 East 1st Street
Coquille, 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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