2016

Zion Nat'l Park, Columbine

Robin Recommends…BriarPatch Co-op

BriarPatch Co-opsmall BP_logo copy

Business: Natural Foods Community Market

Services: BriarPatch Co-op is a member-owned community market. BriarPatch provides a balance of affordable natural, organic and local products and is committed to customer service, consumer education and supporting local economic renewal. BriarPatch carries the finest lines of organic, healthful and nutritious foods, including a large natural meat, poultry, and award-winning fish department. In addition, their extensive bulk foods section entices shoppers to reduce packaging waste while saving money! BriarPatch also has large vitamin, body care and houseware departments with knowledgeable staff to help answer your questions. The bi-monthly newsletter is a useful resource as it offers delicious and healthful recipes, highlights community connections and local resources, and features important current events related to food, health, and nutrition.

Robin's Thoughts: I have been a BriarPatch member for 22 years. The co-op is my favorite grocery store and deli and I definitely recommend shopping there for many reasons, one being that there are no products with trans fats on the shelves. Other reasons are the incredible produce that is offered, as well as the cheese selection and the delicious deli items. BriarPatch is committed to our community as is evidenced by their support of local farms, annual donations made to various non-profit groups, education offered in the newsletter, and on-site classes taught by local experts in the Community Room.

Contact Info

Web: http://briarpatch.coop
Phone: 530-272-5333
Email: info@briarpatch.coop

Robin Recommends…Paul Martin’s American Bistro

Paul Martin's American BistroPMABlogo_home

Proprietors: Brian Bennett, Paul Fleming

Services: At the heart of all great food is fresh, local, peak of the season ingredients. Paul Martin’s aims to take diners back to the farm with meat raised in a humane and wholesome way, locally sourced organic produce, the best of both wild and farmed fish, artisan cheeses and cured meats from small local purveyors. Brian and Paul spent more than a year handpicking the sources for Paul Martin’s menu. The thorough search produced 40 partnerships with thoughtful, local farmstead producers, 80 percent of whom are located in Northern California and with the opening of El Segundo they have developed a great network of local southern California producers as well.

Robin's Thoughts: What a find! When you dine at Paul Martin's American Bistro, you will have the pleasure of eating real food. The focus of Paul Martin's American Bistro is to offer healthy and delicious choices that not only taste great but also are good for you, and good for the planet. The chef will prepare your meal just as you want it to be, including special requests such as vegan, vegetarian, or gluten-free. Visit their restaurants in Roseville or El Segundo -- you will be glad you did!

Contact Info
Web: http://www.paulmartinsamericanbistro.com
Phone: 916-783-3600, 310-643-9300
Email:ben@paulmartinsamericanbistro.com, mark@paulmartinsamericanbistro.com

Robin Recommends…

Robin Recommends...

A special section of the HeartMatters website in which I highlight a listing of businesses offering products and services that have been verified by me to support an optimally healthful lifestyle. Let these businesses, restaurants, grocery stores, and specialty shops know that you saw them listed on my site and show your support of their efforts by enjoying a meal, purchasing food to take home, or engaging their professional services that will enhance your quality of life. Let me know of a business you would like me to put into the spotlight. Spread the word!


Cardiology Update: Take Away Message

Two key concepts from the annual Mercy Heart Institute Cardiology Update seminar.

  1. Regular, moderate exercise will decrease your risk of all cardiovascular events by 50%.
  2. Obesity is a risk factor for Atrial Fibrillation.

What caught my attention about these two statements is that they are related to personal choice. These two simple sentences reiterate that we have a role in our state of health. Both are connected, as obesity is related to level of physical activity, in addition to how much and what types of foods we choose.

All cardiovascular events means heart attack, stroke, and sudden death. Secondary health consequences are diabetes, hypertension, obesity, and grumpiness.

Obesity is at epidemic proportions in our country. Of all the health consequences I am aware of related to becoming overweight and obese, learning that there is a causation to Atrial Fibrillation was new knowledge for me.  (read more about Atrial Fibrillation at http://tiny.cc/zrHN6)  A Fib can lead to stroke which is a devastating, life altering cardiovascular event.

Choosing to eat well and maintain a routine physical activity program are key components of your optimal health endeavor.

What type of activity are you going to enjoy today?


Introducing…

...my colleague and friend, Kathy Sheffield, RD, LMFT. Kathy has devoted her professional life to the subject of  food, nutrition, eating practices, and the psychology of eating.  She counsels people, teaches, and writes on the subject of eating.  After 20 years as a clinical nutritionist, presently she practices as psychotherapist and nutritionist, advising people who have eating dilemmas like overweight, obesity, eating disorders, medical conditions, and nutritional conditions.  She counsels with people individually in her office in Nevada City, California, and by phone or Skype.

Her burgeoning website, www.theeatingguru.com is now up and running. Check it out!

Robin Recommends…Project Simplify

Shawns logoProject Simplify

Proprietor: Shawn Tuttle

Services: Simplification and organization help for independent professionals. Project Simplify helps professionals organize their office and simplify their workflow to make space for their purpose.

Robin's Thoughts: Shawn makes becoming organized fun!

Contact Info
Web: http://projectsimplify.com
Phone: 530-205-5775
Email: shawn@projectsimplify.com

Robin Recommends…Freelance Lance

lanceclose2_biggerFreelance Lance

Proprietor: Lance Brown

Services: Writing, editing, web site creation, other communications & marketing services

Robin's Thoughts: Lance has provided unmatched attention to detail during the building of my website, not only from a technical perspective but also content related. He is witty, charming, and quite bright. Lance's ideas are out of the box, he drinks a lot of Coke, and does not like banana bread.

Contact Info
Web: http://lancebrown.org
Phone: 530-272-2006
Email: lance@lancebrown.org

“Robin brings dedication, focus, passion, and intellect to whatever endeavor she is pursuing. She does not just talk about good health, she practices it thoroughly every day of her life. When she talks to clients about healthy lifestyle choices, they are able to see the effects of healthy choices by observing the woman in front of them!”
Arthur S., Client

recipe link
nowhearthis
mindful more
more...balancedlife
more...quietingbusybrain
more...real food
justmove
Blog Categories