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Food for the Journey

IN THE October 29 ISSUE

FROM THE 2016 Articles,
andHealthy Eating in the Valley,
andTom Sims
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by Tom Sims



I am on a journey. It is a journey for life and health, wellness and joy. Like Hippocrates, the ancient physician, I have been learning “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”

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To Better Health

IN THE September 3 ISSUE

FROM THE 2016 Articles,
andCommunity,
andDiana Bulls,
andHealthy Eating in the Valley
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by Diana Bulls


I recently had the pleasure of getting reacquainted with Ellen Mitchell, the owner of To Better Health, located at 1721-11th Street in downtown Reedley. Ellen and I hadn’t seen each other in probably 30 years, so it was a real treat to talk with her about her store.

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by Tom Sims


It is an open, inviting, and friendly environment for shopping and learning. Yes! Learning! The staff is there to stock shelves, check out customers, and to educate. It is not that everyone knows about everything, but everyone knows how to find the person who knows about the thing you want to know.

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by Tom Sims


“On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.” – Revelation 22:2
The tree stands at 2139 Kern St. between M and L Streets. Inside the Tree of Life Café are the fruits of many local trees along with other delicacies prepared by Chef Phillip Ocheltree, under the watchful and proud eyes of his parents, Steve and Carolyn.

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by Tom Sims


It is possible to have a Thanksgiving holiday that is a happy, celebratory, feast of laughter, good food, and festivity without damaging your heart, elevating your glucose, or adding inches to your waist. It just takes some thought and planning.

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by Tom Sims


For some years now, I have been exploring the question: How do you eat for health in the Valley?
How do you do it when you have to find a common place to eat with people who have other needs, interests, or tastes? How about the changing demands of your physical condition, which require restrictions, additions, and special considerations and balances?

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by Tom Sims


Manchester Farmer’s Market is a neighborhood venture, created by neighbors who care about their community and are making a difference every week. Manny and Mary Yanez are those two people and, out of their vision, Manny’s need to do something with his time, and Manchester Mall’s welcome to morning walkers, a great venture was launched.

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by Tom Sims


I walked into Raizana Teas and was engulfed in the subtle tranquility of a sensory invitation to partake of real tea in a real tea house, made by someone who really knows tea. Sol Orazco greeted me immediately and soon I was enjoying the best cup of tea I had ever experienced. And I was relaxing.

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by Tom Sims


It just so happens that healthy food not only makes healthy bodies, but making healthy food can keep minds healthy as well.
Among the community gardens in Fresno are some special gardens tended by elders who find peace, serenity, and purpose in the process of growing vegetables. In that same process, they produce food for themselves, their families, and their neighbors.

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by Tom Sims


It is a beautiful valley where we live. Can we eat our way to better health here so that we can live in it longer? We have only one life, but we have a multitude of choices that are ours and ours only to make. The basic stewardship of our choices and our bodies will have much to do with enhancing the quality and length of our lives in this lovely place.

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Healthy Eating in Fresno

IN THE September 21 ISSUE

FROM THE 2013 Articles,
andFood Fun,
andTom Sims
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by Tom Sims


You can eat healthy food in the Fresno/Clovis area and it is easier than you think.
If you want to go to the bottom line of healthy eating, get down to earth. I mean real earth, dirt. Compost organic material and cultivate your own soil. Buy good seeds, plant and grow your own organic garden. If you have a yard, you can have a mini-farm. If you have a patio, you can have some plants.

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Easter or Passover, Celebrate Well. Eat Healthy

IN THE April 7 ISSUE

FROM THE 2012 Articles,
andFood Fun
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by Pat Eby



When families come together to celebrate the Easter or Passover holidays this spring, favorite family dishes are sure to appear. For Quinn S. and her husband Ray H., an Easter brunch brings three generations from both families to the table. Certain dishes, like Grandma H.’s potato salad and an egg and sausage strata must be on the menu.

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What is the Slow Food Movement?

IN THE July 16 ISSUE

FROM THE 2011 Articles,
andFood Fun,
andGoing Green,
andMargaret Mendel
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by Margaret Mendel


The Slow Food Movement is an international movement that began in Italy in 1986 as an endeavor to keep a McDonald’s from opening near the Spanish Steps in Rome. In that year a Slow Food Manifesto was signed by delegates from fifteen countries in protest against big international business interests. The Movement now has over 100,000 members in 132 countries with hundreds of regional chapters around the world.

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Healthier Holiday Eating That Still Tastes Great!

IN THE November 20 ISSUE

FROM THE 2010 Articles,
andClaire Lang,
andFood Fun
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by Claire Lang



One thing I don’t necessarily believe in is following a strict diet during Thanksgiving and Christmas. However, that doesn’t mean that one needs to just gorge and completely disregard a healthy lifestyle altogether.

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