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Supplement Highlight
of the Month


Pancreatic Enzymes  



Enzymes are very useful in treating various illness. They are absorbed by the body as intact molecules and are distributed to the body through the bloodstream as needed thus supporting the body's needs against the disease process. Enzymes are useful in the following situations:


  • Cancer
  • Digestion support
  • Hepatitis C
  • Herpes zoster (shingles)
  • Inflammation, sports injuries and trauma
  • Pancreatic insufficiency
  • Food allergies
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • and other autoimmune disorders




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                                               MAY 2012 

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Let's Talk About....



The Pancreas 



How serious are you about your overall health? The liver and the pancreas are vital to our health. But while the liver and its function as the body's detoxer is well known, the pancreas remains a mystery. And yet taking care of your pancreas is a sure way to better health. 


A flat oblong organ between the spine and the stomach, the pancreas is an integral part of the digestive system. While the liver produces bile, which helps in the digestion of fats, the pancreas secretes various enzymes that help digest sugars, fats, and carbohydrates. Enzymes also aid in the destruction of bacterial and viral proteins, and secretes hormones into the bloodstream.


Enzymes secreted include lipases that digest fat; proteases, which digest proteins; and amylases that digest starch molecules.


A normally functioning pancreas secretes about 8 cups of fluid, called pancreatic juice, daily into the duodenum, the portion of the small intestine that connects with the stomach.  This fluid contains pancreatic enzymes and helps neutralize stomach acid as it enters the small intestine. 


But the pancreas is highly susceptible to bad diets. It reacts to whatever you, eat good and bad. So eating an excess of glucose/sugar, which then is sent into the blood stream creates havoc in the body.  


Pancreatic insufficiency is characterized by impaired digestion, malabsorption, nutrient deficiencies, and abdominal discomfort.


For optimal pancreatic health make sure to eat nutrient rich foods such as vegetables and legumes, whole grains, nuts and seeds and berries. Processed foods should be eliminated entirely.


High quality supplements--sold at NourishMe--are also available. See this edition's side bar for more information on pancreatic enzymes.  




Store News


12 HOURS OF OM will be held 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., Wednesday, July 11 in the Ketchum Town Square.
There will be complimentary yoga classes every hour led by a variety of the valley's top local instructors. Music, healthy food & drink, special prizes and more will round out this awesome day. This is a new FUNraising event. Donations will be gratefully accepted to support the Sun Valley Wellness Institute. This event is presented in partnership with lululemon athletica.  

On Saturday, July 28, from 10 - Noon. Julie Johnson, will conduct a Kefir Making Class. Kefir is a fermented  food that is absorbs deeper into the bowel to repopulate the flora in our intestines. Attendees will learn to make water and raw cow milk kefir (if you want goat milk call ahead of time), and will take home the actual starter and the milk product so that you can continue to make it forever and ever. The $25 cost includes all the above. Call to register at least three days ahead of time, (208) 928-7604.  

  • Kefir is used to restore the inner eco-system after antibiotic therapy.
  • Kefir can be made into a delicious smoothie that kids love.
  • Kefir is excellent nourishment for pregnant and nursing women, the elderly, and those with compromised immunity.

Idaho's Bounty's
regular Wednesday
from 4-6 p.m  pick-up in Ketchum is at NourishMe. For more inidahos bountyformation on membership visit Idaho's Bounty.

NourishMe offers 10 percent off to Access Card holders, NourishMe card holders, and seniors also receive a "Wise" discount of 10% off.
For more events taking place this month visit the Sun Valley Wellness Calendar. 


"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food Hippocrates
Julie Johnson / 151 Main St. N. / Ketchum, Idaho 83333 / (208) 928-7604